Mrs. Taheia Ibrahim was born in 1970, Harrania village. Her father was a vegetable merchant in the village.
Taheia was 19, when she joined the second generation young weavers. She started weaving with an imitation workshop when she was 13. Her husband whom was a Batik designer at the centre, asked Suzanne if she can make an exception to the rule and take her since it is the policy of the centre not to take kids whom have started somewhere else. It took Suzanne and Taheia few years in order to understand each other and for Taheia to re discover her personal potentials and to fit with the group of the second generation weavers with back in 1972.
Taheia’s 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 90’s exhibited in England, France, Germany and Dubai.
Taheia is a mother of 4 children and a grandmother too. Her eldest is 28 years old.
Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE, 2003
Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany, 2004
"Egyptian Landscapes", Nature in Art Trust, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester, UK, 2009
"Egyptian Landscapes", 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
"Garden Tapestries", San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California, USA, 2017 "Egyptian Tapestries", Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, NC, USA, 2018
Children's Advocacy Center of Laredo-Webb County, Texas, USA, Acquired in 2006 Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris. Acquired in 2017.