Here is a worthy project that has come to my attention. I am adapting text here from a post by Jenny Bowker who has been involved with the project for quite awhile.
The Tentmakers are a group of men in Cairo who make spectacular applique. Nowadays most of what they make is intended for the walls of houses or on beds, but in Pharaonic, early Islamic, and Ottoman times it was intended for the inside walls of tents.
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