My housekeeper in her tie dyed galabeya is hanging tablecloths in the back garden. The blue one is printed with traditional patterns from the tentmaker's trade. The green and yellow one behind is a local batik.
I came to Egypt as the wife of an Egyptian/Canadian businessman and the mother of our children in the late 80's. My husband is no longer with us, the children are pursuing careers abroad, but Egypt is still my home, albeit, a rural rather than urban one. You can reach me at msgabbani at gmail.com