Egyptian craftsmanship, from the cross-embroidery of the Bedouin women to the Khyameya printing work of the Egyptian tent-makers, looks back on a long and versatile tradition. Joint with young Egyptian designers I take up these old techniques and reinterpret them. Old motifs meet modern materials, oriental color splendor meets “Western” demands on quality and design, folkloristic forms receive a surprising and up-to-date twist.
“sandmade” wants to develop and promote these unique works to a bigger market and to inspire new customers for oriental design. The label stands for a colorful mix of classical Egyptian artisan methods, modern design and sophisticated processing. Each item tells a story, it speaks of it’s history and traditions of craft, desert live, foreign marketplaces, culture and creativity. It is these stories that make our products unique and you’ll find their inspiration woven into the fibres of each one of our designs.
All items are of a limited edition or unique ‘one off’s’. All items are hand-made and hand embellished by myself or my production partners.