Grid carpet based on the art of traditional tent makers in old Caïro

Grid carpet based on the art of traditional tent makers in old Caïro

Christophe Prosper Rammant
Christophe Prosper Rammant

Christophe is one of our founders and creative director. His passions are interiors, cooking, and traveling the globe for new inspiration.

Craftmanship is everywhere in Egypt. While visiting Cairo we were mesmerized by the artisans at the Khan El Khalili market. The artisans’ market sells colorful décor, antiques, and souvenirs. There are artisans making brand new pieces at every corner. We spotted handmade embroidery at a specific booth that were all stacked on top of each other creating a colorful setting.

In the past, tentmakers used to create tented pavilions to host weddings, funerals, and other special events. They would then decorate these tents with a unique way of embroidery, where small pieces of fabric are sewn onto a base cloth creating unique patterns. However, many artisans are leaving the craft to find better-paying jobs. Due to the unstable political situation, tourists don’t visit Egypt as often anymore, which is nowadays the main source of income for the majority of Egyptians.

Inspired by the tentmakers’ creations at Khan El Khalili market, we decided to create a grid carpet design. Much like one of the wall hangings we saw displayed at the market, we created a grey and white custom design very similar to the original. This carpet is a beautiful statement for any office or hospitality environment.

Talk Carpet’s team of experts will gladly help you create a custom grid carpet of your own. Our custom carpet program allows you to let your imagination run free and you can get a sample within seven business days. We donate 1% of all our custom carpet sales to DIFFA’s program that helps raise awareness and fight HIV/AIDS. Create the carpet with the perfect pattern, color, and pile height to suit your project’s needs. We have a large range of options made with the regenerated Econyl yarn, making sure waste is turned into carpets.

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