Best Places To Shop In Cairo Hassle Free
Unique Egyptian handcrafted gifts of amazing quality and style
By: Nomad Gallery Eg
Obviously the major attraction for tourists is the legacy of Ancient Egypt and many workshops, both large and small are dedicated to producing faithful reproductions of Pharaonic artifacts. Of these jewelry is the most popular - being not only beautiful and unusual but also extremely portable. While shopping in Egypt, many visitors opt for a personalized Egyptian Cartouche which can be made to order in silver or gold. The Egyptian ankh necklace or 'key of life' is probably the most recognizable Pharaonic symbol and another favorite with shoppers as it is a well-loved amulet which spans cultures. There are many beautiful variations of Ankh jewelry one can find to choose from.
Egyptian silver jewelry in general is excellent value. The level of craftsmanship is high and the choice is very wide, as well as Pharaonic designs the souks are full of Bedouin, Coptic, fellahi ( country ), Islamic, Nubian and contemporary pieces.
If your luggage isn't restricted then Bedouin rugs make beautiful souvenirs to take home. Woven in flat-weave on ground looms by women in Bedouin communities across the Western desert and Sinai these rugs are great on the floor or on the wall. The striking primary color palette with a predominance of red and black make Bedouin rugs striking additions to any interior.
If you prefer your textiles to be of carry-on size and a smaller price tag then a handwoven cotton scarf could fit the bill. Super soft Egyptian cotton scarfs are one of the best gifts you can carry back. Woven in Upper Egypt in a rainbow of colors and a wide choice of sizes a cotton scarf makes a great gift or a treat to self. So dive into the souk or visit one of Cairo's many independent craft boutiques to order your name on an Egyptian Cartouche, have that Egyptian ankh necklace and silver bracelet gift-wrapped and choose one of those fabulous Bedouin rugs over a glass or two of mint tea…..