Basket Weaving

Basket Weaving

Aswan - Dakhla - Minya

The magnificent date palm from Egypt’s Nile Valley has been around since antiquity: you can spot it in Egyptian hieroglyphics. Its versatile fronds have made it a prized material for weaving ever since. Today, artisans from Aswan, Dakhla, Minya and the South Red Sea use the same traditional basket weaving techniques to create contemporary products for everyday use.  Markaz and its valued artisan partners promote and ensure the cultural and environmental legacy of palm weavers, creating sustainable beauty through an array of hand-woven products.