Nawara was born in 1971, Harrania village. Her father was a farmer and her mother Fatma Awad was one of the original 12 weavers started with Ramses in 1953.
She attended the local primary school at the age of six till 16. When Nawara was 9, she joined the young kids whom came to the centre after school and during summer holidays to play in the garden, visit her mother in her workshop. In 1980 Suzanne Wissa Wassef gave her a loom and she started to weave.
Nawara is one of the second group of the second generation weavers.
Her subject matter varies from depicting village stories and farmer’s activates in the fields, to market places, the sea and garden landscapes with their detailed flowers and cactus. Her tapestries have been part of the centre’s collection since the mid 80’s exhibited world wide.
Nawara is marred to Sayed Mahmoud, also a very gifted weaver with a completely different weaving style. As a honeymoon present from the Art center, in 1990 both Nawara and Sayed attended an exhibition in First International Triennial of Tapestry and Textile Arts of Tournai, Belguim, where they wove for the public for 10 days.
They are gifted with 4 children; the eldest is 18 years old
First International Triennial of Tapestry and Textile Arts of Tournai, Belguim, 1990
"Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries", Nature in Art Trust, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester, UK, 2009
"Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries", The Coningsby Gallery, London, UK, 2012 "Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries", Nature in Art Trust, Wallsworth Hall, Gloucester, UK, 2014 "Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries", The Coningsby Gallery, London, UK, 2014