Egyptian fabric 80% cotton - 20% polyester. 132 gr/m² (about 200 gr/m)
This fabric is perfect for upholstery: tablecloths, curtains, draperies, cushions covers. You can also incorporate it in making all bags and accessories.
Finally, use is unlimited in the art of patchwork.
There are two white strips of hand and other fabric (photo 2). Each of these non dyed bands is 6 cm. The printed part so 138 cm wide.
Coupons are always cut within the patterns.
The main motif (mandala in a square) is approximately 42 cm in the length (46 cm wide). The Middle bands (three circles in a rectangle: photo 4) are 19 cm in the direction of the height.
Coupons were cut along the turquoise lines of the following:
-The coupon of 80 cm includes a band, a main motif, band.
-103 cm coupon: a main motif, band, a main pattern
-Coupon 141 cm: 2 main pattern, 3 tapes
-Bands 164 cm: 3 main patterns, 2 coupon
-202 cm: 3 main patterns, 4 bands coupon
-Coupon 225 cm: 4 main pattern, 3 tapes
-Bands coupon 263 main patterns, 5 cm: 4
-Bands 286 main patterns, 4 cm: 5 coupon
-Coupon 324 cm: 5 main pattern, 6 bands
-Bands 347 main patterns, 5 cm: 6 coupon
-Bands coupon 385 main patterns, 7 cm: 6
-408 cm: 7 key patterns, 6 bands coupon
This fabric does not fade, prefer an iron on reverse.
Coupon has already been washed and ironed.
Everything started a crush on these fabrics used in Egypt during the celebrations: weddings, festivals, Ramadan, inaugurations.
I buy my fabrics in a neighborhood in old Cairo called "khayameya". Khayameya is an Arabic word meaning "tent". Around these tents embellishment art developed over the millennia using patchwork technique. This technique (called "in applied") sew on a plain fabric pieces of colorful fabrics to achieve a geometric pattern. Patterns printed on the fabric featured here are fully traditional patchwork patterns made by artisans. Today, the term "khayameya". refers to hangings in patchwork, an artisan mastering this craftsmanship, a district of Cairo and fabrics printed in the same spirit: the street "khayameya".