“Al-Darb al-Ahmar is Egypt” he says smiling. “It is the soul of Egypt. The genetics of Egyptian people are here in Darb Al Ahmar. If you live here you see the same morals of people that Naguib Mahfouz saw 100 years ago, the good and the bad.”
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“Al-Darb al-Ahmar is Egypt; It is the soul of Egypt"
‘The Artisans of al-Darb al-Ahmar: Life and Work in Historic Cairo’ exhibition is taking place at the Royal Geographical Society, Exhibition Road, London, from 22 March to 24 April 2018.
This exhibition showcases the people and personalities that make up daily life in this unique district, home to over 1,000 artisan workshops and 60 monuments of Islamic architecture. It presents artisans at work, some of whom are part of a tradition going back a thousand years but whose skills may not last another generation. More information available here.
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