TEXTILES, AND DECORATIVE
ARTEFACTS FROM EGYPT.
PART OF A PRIVATE
CAN EXPECT TO SEE A
RARE GLIMPSE INTO THIS
LAND OF PHARAOHS AND
ITS RICH AND COLOURFUL
A lifetime interest in the study of Egyptology and
Textiles has led Sandra Hardy to make numerous
visits to the magical country of Egypt.
Whether visiting excavation sites, exploring in the
Western desert or roaming around the back streets
of Old Cairo she was always on the lookout for
interesting textiles and artifacts. Whilst wandering
in these old streets she came across the 14th
Century Street of Tentmakers and was enthralled
by the wonderful textile pieces being produced
there. It soon became one of Sandras regular
destinations, and thus the collection began.
The collection soon expanded to include 5th
Century Coptic fragments, artifacts from the Oasis
villages and the wonderful weavings from the
Wissa Wassef School.
In 1998 Sandra introduced the work of the
tentmakers to the quilting world, and since then,
many quilters and needlewomen have made the
journey themselves to visit this amazing street,
and see the talented tentmakers at work.
This exhibition will also include textiles and
artifacts from India, Bhutan, Nepal and Peru all
collected during Sandras many travels.