Sharia al-Khayamiya

Hidden away in Islamic Cairo is the Street of the Tentmakers, or Sharia al-Khayamiya. Here the huge sections of fabric are woven together in a tapestry of colours to produce the decorative screens used at weddings, birthdays and other celebrations. The street is an excellent example of an Islamic roofed market and can be found south of the Bab Zuweila.

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