The handicraft wood from Egypt  
 

Our wooden objects, especially the table's accessories, are coming from a village near Qena where most of the people are working in the farms, and some others are working in the wood industry from fathers to sons. These families make wooden weaving machines, wooden benches, rudimentary furniture, doors, windows, etc.

In 1979, two Foucault's brothers launched a training workshop dedicated to the initiation on the wood working, and then another training workshop based on the village's traditions. The purpose of the workshops is to teach the village's young people the wood working techniques and to give them a job and a source of revenues... and also to contribute to the development of the young people's personality and responsibility.

Three kinds of wood are used in the making of our products: the sersou (this wood was brought from India to Egypt by the English), the tamaris or ethel (a white wood) and the kay (a local tree).

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Wooden plates and bowls

Wooden plates and bowls...

Our handicraftsmen used the three kinds of wood (tamaris, sersou and kay) to make these lovely salad bowls, cups, boxes and other kitchen accessories. The mix of woods gives the objects very special colours, reflects and a nice satiny finish. Every object is made and finish by hand... and several hours are needed to make it.

 

 

Wooden boxes

   

Wooden boxes...

The wood is traditionally used in the making of small furnishing objects. At MAISON D'ORIENT's, we offer you some very nice and various size boxes made to receive your most cherished things. The wood is sculpted, carved, marked with "tattoos", decorated with copper, iron and leather ornaments, or simply varnished... to create delightful boxes and cases.

 

 
   

Wooden pictures

Wooden pictures...

Here, the wood is sculpted and assembled in nice pictures in relief. The designs are naive representing oasis, village or city landscapes. Our artist from Cairo offers you several models and various size pictures and frames. In another style, the wood can just be decorated and painted by hand.

 

     

Wooden beauty accessories

   

Wooden beauty accessories...

Here are come small accessories made of 100% natural and Egyptian olive wood, a tender wood with a so typical perfume! We offer you several kind of accessories: massage rods for hands, feet, face or back, as well as nail brushes, hair brushes and combs, brushes for the bath, etc.

 

 

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