SOLD. Oasis Village, Ali Seliem, Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, Wool Tapestry, 2014,
2.34 x 1.45 m ( 92 x 57 inches or 7'8" x 4'9 )
The tapestry is on display at the San Diego Botanic Garden until March 31, 2017. Shipping will be April.
Ali has been weaving and recording the life in Harrania since the mid-1960s. The tapestry reveals the active relationship between the Egyptians, their animals, wild birds and the natural realm of the Nile River valley.
Ali has been published worldwide and is part of significant museums and collections. Read more about Ali Seliem.
Each wall tapestry hand-woven at the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre near Sakkara Road in Harrania, Egypt is a uniquely imagined weaving of folk art by local Egyptian artists. The large wool tapestries and intimate cotton tapestries depict village life, local gardens and natural environments of the Nile River. All dyes are produced from plants grown in Wissa Wassef gardens and each tapestry is treated with a permanent anti-moth solution. Since the founding of the tapestry studios in 1953, the beautiful wall hangings have been known as Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries and exhibited in museums world-wide under titles that include Harrinia Tapestries and Egyptian Landscapes. All the RWWAC tapestries are shipped with certificates of authenticity as unique works of art by individual artists.
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