Matrouhis part of the Western Desert Mediterranean Coastal Zone. Matrouh lies around 150 km west of the El-AlameinWWII battle site. Its main town, Marsa Matrouh is a small Mediterranean town known for its white sandy beaches and breathtaking clear blue waters. It was also made famous during WWII as the location of the Rommel, “The Desert Fox” camp site.
Basket weaving is one of the most ancient forms of craft, and part of the Egyptian heritage from the Ancient Egyptian tradition. There are generally categorized into tree types, coiled, twined and plaited, and all techniques descend directly from the Pharonic times.
Since Egypt was ancient, Egyptians developed crafts drawing on their environment to design products that add quality and beauty to their lives and as a source of income. Crafts have useful uses but they are also an art form as decorative accessories for homes and for personal attire
Markaz fuses traditional crafts with contemporary design, reviving skills from different areas of Egypt enabling communities to thrive. We’re a social business managed by social entrepreneurs, with a nationwide network of artisans and partners aiming to make a positive social impact.
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