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Street of the Tentmakers

The Street of the tentmakers (“Sharia Khayamiya”) is one of the most colorfull markets in Cairo. 

It is located at the southern end of “el Moez” / Muizz Street , beyond “Bab Zuwayla”, The Mediaval gate of Cairo.

The Street of the tentmakers is center of Khayamiya applique, a textile decoration used in the past to decorate tents. 

Now days the khayamiya appliques are used mostly for curtains, cushion covers, bags, and bedspreads.  

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Points of Interest in the Area

Khan el-Khalili
  “el Moez”  / Muizz Street
  The Egyptian Museum

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A Map showing the location of the “Street of the Tentmakers” and other tourists attractions in that area