Tapestry Weaving

Tapestry Weaving

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Tapestry Weaving
Tapestry Weaving
Tapestry Weaving
Tapestry Weaving

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In 1951 the Egyptian architect and educator Ramses Wissa Wassef went to the village of Harrania and began teaching young children to weave. He chose those who were "uninhibted, free spirited and isolated from many aspects of modern civilization." The children were not critized for their unusual displays of colors or shapes. If a purple or green camel showed up, so be it. With great abandon and many struggles the children produced some wonderful tapestries. I believe that only adults weave at the Wissa Wassef complex today. A garden with dye plants was in the complex. I bought this weaving in 1968 or 1970 and I remember that a ten year old wove it. Today a weaving this size would cost from $425 to $685. Like the Navajo rugs this weaving will increase in value.

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • SEW15
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
  • Department
  • Collectibles
  • Type / Pattern
  • Village Life
  • Maker
  • Child
  • Year
  • c.1960-70
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 48 inches
  • Height: 31 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 4 pounds
  • Condition
  • Excellent
  • Style
  • Village Life
  • Material
  • Egyptian wool

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