SCARVES

SCARVES

By Louis Barthélemy

Bab-al-Louq, downtown Cairo. On a rooftop near the centre of this vast city’s urban sprawl, a group of young athletes,...

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SANDALS

SANDALS

By Louis Barthélemy

Marrakech. On the edge of the Medina, in the leatherworking quarter, an artisan and his apprentice take narrow strips of...

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KILIMS

KILIMS

By Louis Barthélemy

Fowah is a small delta town, cradled by a meander of the Lower Nile as it flows seawards. The weaving...

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KHAYAMIYA

KHAYAMIYA

By Louis Barthélemy

Near Bab Zuweila, one of three town gates that survive from the Cairo of the Fatimid dynasty, a khayamiya maker...

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DAMASCENE MARQUETRY

DAMASCENE MARQUETRY

By Louis Barthélemy

Damascus. In the suburb of Harasta, a skilled craftsman called Abo Jawad carries on the ancient, dying art of arabesque...

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ILLUSTRATIONS

ILLUSTRATIONS

By Louis Barthélemy

Drawing is central to Louis Barthelemy’s artistic practice. Some of his illustrations are studies for tapestries, scarves or kilims. Others...

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SCULPTURES

SCULPTURES

By Louis Barthélemy

A green oasis surrounded by the barren expanse of Egypt’s Western Desert, Siwa is a precious unicum, a world of...

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