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The "Ooya"

The "Ooya"

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The word "Ooya" is of Turkish origin, meaning that it is engraved, which is a silk or linen decorations woven by women on the margins of the "lining" of their clothes, and the leaves are not released except in the old hand-woven style, it is an art of traditional arts and part of the embroidery work.

It is worth noting that the head-covers with the folklore worn by the Egyptian woman to cover her head, and is considered a folklore, began to appear since the Ottoman era in Egypt, because Turkish women were the first to wear it and were worn by Egyptian women, whether in the countryside, south of Egypt Egypt, or at the coasts. During the time of the ancient Egyptians, they were the first to know this type of embroidered head-covers.

As for the wealthy, families of the aristocratic classes began decorating the salons of their palaces with this head-cover, where they were placed on the tables as a mattress and also on sofas.

And like many things of the Egyptian heritage, the head-cover has now disappeared and it has no effect except through the poor neighborhoods of Egypt.

  • Size: 56 cms X 37 cms
  • Paint: Acrylic on Canvas
  • Authentication: By Egyptian Ministry of Justice
  • Signature: By (Magdy El-Banna) "Arafaat"
  • Packaging: Ships stretched on wooden frame
  • Origin: Egypt
  • Shipping:  Free shipping is included worldwide
  • Export Tax: Included in pricing
  • VAT: Included in pricing unless sold in Egypt
  • Created: 2020
  • Artist: Magdy El-Banna "Arafaat" 1952 - 
  • Provenance: Private collection of Magdy El-Banna "Arafaat"



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