Talking about Khayamiya

by Sam Bowker

Bob and Sam Bowker chatting in front of the "Milan Panel", a Khedival Khayamiya dated 1899.

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:

https://soundcloud.com/abcnsw/silverfish-are-definitely-not

Detail of the 'Suradeq', or 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.

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.

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