Nearly 20 years ago, Sayed Mahmoud wove a tapestries of poinsettias. In 2015, he returned to the theme.
The Mexican poinsettia is planted throughout Egypt for its red winter color.
Sayed Mahmoud, "Poinsettias", 2015, Wool Tapestry, 1.36 x 2.06 meters ( 53 x 81 inches)
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Sayed Mahmoud's Reputation
His work has been in most Ramses Wissa Wassef exhibitions of new work since his participation in the International Triennial of Tapestry and Textile Arts of Tournai, Belguim in 1990. His tapestries are in the collections of the Musée Jean-Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Angers, France and The British Museum in London. In the last two years, his tapestries have toured the United States/Canada and were sold at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. See his full resume here, Sayed Mahmoud
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 Harrania 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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