Talking about Khayamiya

Bob and Sam Bowker chatting in front of the "Milan Panel", a Khedival Khayamiya dated 1899.
Bob and Sam Bowker chatting in front of the “Milan Panel”, a Khedival Khayamiya dated 1899. Photo by Jenny Bowker.

I was interviewed in the exhibition Khayamiya: Khedival to Contemporary for ABC Radio Riverina by the charming Peter Casey.

Peter has kindly provided this link to our conversation as it was broadcast:

https://soundcloud.com/abcnsw/silverfish-are-definitely-not

Detail of the 'Suradeq', or Cairo Street Tent. This 5m x 3m panel is the most typical form of Khayamiya seen across Egypt  over the past century, and remains in use today.
Detail of the ‘Suradeq’ panel, or section from a Cairo Street Tent. This 5m x 3m panel is the most typical form of Khayamiya seen across Egypt over the past century, and remains in use today.

3 thoughts on “Talking about Khayamiya

  1. Thank you Brigitte, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the premiere of the Khayamiya exhibition in Wagga Wagga. I am yet to see those Istanbul tents in person – I have only seen them via the scholarship of Nurhan Atasoy – but I am thrilled by your remark.

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    1. Hello again, I purchased the Nurhan Atoasoy book in turkey a wonderful publication. I was pleased to find on your site pictures of the 1900 appliqué Egyptian piece,I have 3 pieces found over the years, one in London ,one recently in Istanbul and one in a op shop in Ballarat!, I will post photos to you. I plan to go to the
      Ballarat gallery and speak to the curator about the possibly of having your tent displayed, it must be a big job to dismantle and mantle. I keep looking at them, so very beautiful. Cheers Brigitte

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