The world has seen regular outbreaks of Egyptmania but – with the centenary of Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 and the long awaited opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum by the Giza pyramids – there’s likely to be another. But for all the scarabs and retro cartouches being sold by hawkers, Egyptian contemporary design is doing very nicely too.
Malaika blends Egyptian cotton with hand embroidery and finessed design
In the past, buying Egyptian cotton in its country of origin was difficult, especially if you wanted high thread
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