Were Egyptian Tent Makers the first Quilters? Applique Patch Work Amazing Craftsmanship.

This gives some insight to an art form that most of the world doesn’t know exists. When we come across something this beautiful we have to share. The reason these artists are called tent makers is because these beautiful appliques are sewn to the inside of tents. The “quilt” is stitched through the front applique and middle background onto a heavy canvas like backing. This backing was, at one time, the outside wall of the tent. They don’t penetrate the canvas material but only stitch to the surface of it. Hope your enjoy learning about this beautiful artform.

Image: Quilt Van Tentmakers of Old Cairo 

 

Page 2 Video 1 Tentmakers of Cairo Short Interview Click Here

Page 3 Video 2 Describes How They Design & Make Cairo Tent “Quilts” Long  Beautiful Version Click Here


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4 Responses to “Were Egyptian Tent Makers the first Quilters? Applique Patch Work Amazing Craftsmanship.”

  1. Carol Reightler

    Nov 18. 2014

    beautiful

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  2. Barbara K. Lamb

    Nov 18. 2014

    Oh my! This is spectacular! Especially love the color combinations!

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  3. Susi Schamp

    Nov 18. 2014

    Gorgeous colors!

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  4. Alisa Elandt

    Nov 18. 2014

    Beautiful

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