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Tapestry

Type: For Windows, Doors and Walls
Object Name: Tapestry
Place Made: Egypt; Africa: North Africa, Egypt
Period: Mid 20th century
Date: c 1960
Dimensions: L 166 cm x W 260 cm
Materials: Wool; cotton
Techniques: Interlocking tapestry woven; slit tapestry woven
ID Number: T96.0194
Credit: Gift of Dr. Andrew M. Watson

Shepherds are seen herding their goats and camels in this imaginative pictorial tapestry made of wool and cotton. The imagery reflects the world of the artist, who created the tapestry in imitation of the famous Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. Located at Harrania, Egypt, the Centre was founded in 1952 by Ramses Wissa Wassef, to test his belief in the innate creativity of young people.

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