Art, Design, History, and Khayamiya (Egyptian Tentmaker Applique)
Talking about Khayamiya
by Sam Bowker
Bob and Sam Bowker chatting in front of the “Milan Panel”, a Khedival Khayamiya dated 1899. Photo by Jenny Bowker.
I was interviewed in the exhibition Khayamiya: Khedival to Contemporary for ABC Radio Riverina by the charming Peter Casey.
Peter has kindly provided this link to our conversation as it was broadcast:
Detail of the ‘Suradeq’ panel, or section from a Cairo Street Tent. This 5m x 3m panel is the most typical form of Khayamiya seen across Egypt over the past century, and remains in use today.