The Textile Museum in Medieval Cairo Textile Museum in Medieval Cairo

The Textile Museum in Medieval Cairo

In one of the oldest streets in Cairo ( Muizz street )  with some of the most significant medieval Islamic architecture in the world is the Textile Museum, Prior to being converted to a museum, the structure was once a Sabil ( a Charitable fountain, constructed by Mohamed Aly the founder of modern Egypt in 19th Century.
The museum is dedicated excusively to textiles and traces Egypt's Pharaonic , Coptic and Islamic Periods through this ancient craft, From Q ueen Hatshepsut's bed sheets to mummy shrouds , a visitor can delve into history by exploring rich and decorated fabrics used in ancient times.
Vibrant and ornate textiles worn by Coptic priests offer a glimpse into the intricate style of the Coptic period, The Islamic Period is represented in richly adorned pieces decorated with calligraphy and plant motifs.The evolving styles from one period to the next reveals the mastery of an ancient skill through Egypt's diverse epochs.