Alive with artisans: Cairo’s al-Darb al-Ahmar district – a photo essay | The Guardian

Amid the historic quarter’s busy streets, a thousand workshops maintain centuries-old craftmaking traditions. These workers’ ancient skills are celebrated in a new exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society

Alive with artisans: Cairo’s al-Darb al-Ahmar district – a photo essay | The GuardianThe area, covering just under a square mile, contains more than 40 monuments built during successive Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman eras. In collaboration with the government, many of these, such as the Aqsunqur mosque and Amir Khayrbak complex, have been restored by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) – a non-denominational organisation that works to improve the welfare and prospects of people in the developing world.

Read at the source: The Guardian / by Harry Johnstone, photography by Christopher Wilton-Steer / March 21, 2018
 

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