Many of the Arts and Craft products that are seen in the shops and bazaars of Luxor are still produced using the same methods and tools as they have have been doing for several thousand years. Obviously, modern technology has taken over some of the production methods in order to satisfy a hungry market for souvenirs, but the discerning collector of hand crafted mementoes will quickly see the difference between a machine-made object and something that is original.
Here is a brief list of some of the ancient crafts still carried on today:
Lapidary work of precious and semi-precious stones
Alabaster work and stone carving.
Metal-smith, Jewellery, gold, silver, copper, bronze etc.
Weaving and linen production
Carpet and rug-making
Because we are an interactive website, if any of our members would like to contribute an essay (about a page) on any of the above arts and crafts, please select one which you would like to write about and we will consider it for inclusion with your name as author. Please do not copy from other peoples work or a book as it should be in your own words. Just send a ‘pm’ (private message) to one of the Moderators or Administrator, and we will tell you how to submit it to us.
If any Egyptian person working in any of the above industries, or has knowledge of them, would like to submit an essay, you may submit your work in typed Arabic, and it will appear in English and Arabic on the website in due course.