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Textile Museum in Cairo.

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Textile Museum in Cairo.

There seems to be a new/upgraded textile museum in Cairo. Its in El-Muezz Street in Islamic Cairo. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent ... t-the.aspx

http://www.faizehaakimi.com/site/cairo/ ... le-Museum/

Trip advisor says it is good https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUser ... orate.html

According to an old travel blog the village of Nagada between Luxor and Qena offers/did offer unusual traditional textiles. https://textiletourist.blogspot.com.au/ ... ypt%202004 but I'm certain the Supreme Antiques and the Supreme Touristes probably killed off any individual initiative or non-standard Chinese made tourist junk. People love standardized uniform Chinese junk.

The Museum appears to be under the care of the Supreme Antiques but they have no information on it. http://www.sca-egypt.org/eng/mus_list.htm and haven’t taken up the opportunity to make a buck/provide jobs by selling traditional hand made textiles. No one should be surprised by their lassitude because work is just rhetoric for them. They are obsessed with marketing but no good at it. The Wall Street Journal did an hilarious description of their head office – full of clock watchers.

Their website is hugely out of date - over 8 years - even though they employ 77,000 persons - maybe not human beings

Do any retailers in Luxor offer such products or is it just Chinese tat. A good Governor with regard for his people would be looking to maximize local employment by encouraging traders to stock local product. Is there a good governor?

Folded textiles are a lot easier to get on a plane than a 3kg lump of stone. It has big potential given local cotton production and big potential for designers and imaginative designers. For some, particularly big spenders, they look for something individual rather than a reproduction Ramses II. On the other hand creative and imaginative people in Egypt get a standard response from the bureaucratic/military sate – shut up and do what you are told. The 'good' thing about such an approach is it gives great career opportunities to vegetables - and boot lickers.

Its another superb example of narrow thinking - the view that tourism is only historic sites and hotels - and the complete and absolute failure of the Supreme Touristes to think beyond the obvious short term money making aspects of tourist in Egypt - or beyond those 'persons' who deliver small suitcases to them to betray the broader Egyptian interest.


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Interesting place Nagada, last time there, I was at a 'probably illegal distillery making that weird brandy/plum type stuff
that turns you blind.
It also has some wonderful derelict colonial style houses as well.... 8)
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Thanks for that Hafiz, however the second link doesn't work.
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Thanks, both working.

I had seen this place on a Tripadvisor list of Egyptian museums a while back, with no real details, so thanks.
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