The main craft that exists in Matrouh is wool weaving. As a result of the ample rain that Matrouh receives, it is home to rich and fertile farms and livestock such as sheep. The wool extracted from these sheep form the basis of the wool weaving industry in Matrouh. The kind of loom used by the local residents of Matrouh is the traditional floor loom from which a wide range of products such as carpets and textiles are produced.
The NGO that Markaz partners with in Fayoum not only provides Markaz with “makrameyya” products that are then sold to the general public, they also complement cloth products from other governorates through the “tanseel” skill possessed by the local women.