Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories, The

Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories, The

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Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.The bishta was a fairly rudimentary, short woolen cloak worn by Egyptian agricultural workers. The zaa#39;abut referred to both a popular woolen fabric as well as a woolen garment. ... Among tourists and certain sections of Egypta#39;s upper classes, the mashshaya (a long, narrow car- pet), and the kilim (a rug), were increasingly in demand.44 Further, wool products were made to take advantage of new, more bourgeois furnishing tastes and forms of interior decoration: by the early 1900s, anbsp;...

Title:Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories, The
Author: John T. Chalcraft
Publisher:SUNY Press - 2012-02-01

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