Colourful pieces made by tentmakers in Egypt
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Ancient Egyptian tent-making craft under threat

The Egyptian craft of creating elaborate hangings to decorate the inside of tents goes back hundreds of years.

Now its future is being threatened, both by competition from cheaper, mass-produced imitations, and a lack of tourists.

Hadya Alalawi meets the Cairo tent-makers struggling to stay in business.

Original video produced by BBC Arabic's Heba Abdel Baky

  • 24 Jul 2014
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