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Egyptian Gifts, Souvenirs, Handcrafts

In Quran,
Chapter 27 “The Ant””27.36”: So when he came to Sulaiman, he said: What! will you help me with wealth? But what Allah has given me is better than what He has given you. Nay, you are exultant because of your gift;
The prophet, peace upon him, said “offer gifts to love each other”

The gift definition is acquired without effort or payment or obligation. The types of gifts are good indicators of what people think of each other.

As a wedding habits in the Islamic world, the man is expected to bring costly gifts during the engagement period. the groom is asked to bring gifts of gold such as long necklace, gold earrings and bracelets. Usually, he stands in front of her family during the engagement ceremony saying, “This is the dowry of your daughter.” He begins counting the gifts in front of the person who will perform the wedding ceremony.

Papyrus

Papyrus is made from the stem of the papyrus plant in the Nile Delta of Egypt. Papyrus is first known to have been used in ancient Egypt and throughout the Mediterranean region. Ancient Egyptians used this plant as a writing material and for making boats, mattresses, mats, rope, sandals, hats, fish traps, trays, floor mats, roofs, ceilings, fences and baskets. Today,People harvest papyrus, which is used to manufacture items that are sold or used locally in East and West African communities..

Perfume Bottles

Perfume Bottles serve as a beautiful additions to any collections, decorations, ornaments or may be filled with scented oils and fragrances or as candle holders. Our beautiful mouth blown exotic perfume bottles are made of pure imported European Pyrex, hand painted, kiln-fired and accented with 24 K gold. Every bottle comes in assorted colors which make it a unique masterpiece. The bottles arrive wrapped in Egyptian cotton and bubbles inside 3-ply box.

We have a variety of design boxes to choose. They range from plain boxes to elegant gift boxes with show window . You can even request your logo to be printed on the box. Mouth Blowing and Hand Painting Perfume Bottles Process

The glass is heated at the end of a long pyrex glass rod and then the crafter handling it mouth blows through the rod for the desired design. A glass stopper is used as the perfume applicator. The last step is hand painting the clear glass perfume bottles. Thus, perfume bottles and glass vases are made in various colors and designs.

All perfume bottles are hand painted in clear, red, green, blue, gold, amber, violet, purple and multi colors. Etched, Crystal effects, Ceramic, Bohemia, Marble, Mardi, Milan, Italian designs and custom orders are available for volumes ranges from 1 ml to more than 100 ml.

Equestrian

Exercise and fitness play an integral part in the life of a Muslim believer without mixing of the sexes or wearing clothing not matching The Islamic dress code known in Quran and Sunnah. In a [Sahih Muslim] hadith, the Prophet said “Teach your children swimming, archery and horse riding”. In another narration “Practice archery and horseback riding”. Egypt Gift Shops offer hand crafted Leather saddles, velvet saddles, horse back riding blankets, Camel riding back blankets, halters, gold plated nose bands, silver plated nose bands and breast collars for exercises and horse shows

Linens

Ancient early Egyptians wove linens of beautiful designs as shown on Mummy cloths and paintings. Embroidery and weaving were taught from generation to generation. The city of Akhmim was known of the best Embroidery masters in Ancient Egypt. Today, it is the center of weaving industry.

Embroidery is a decorative needlework using embroidery thread stitches to create variety of designs and patterns on fabric. Embroidery can be used on dresses, blouses, bed sheets, table cloth, cushions, upholstered furniture and quilts.

Women Clothing

Rules regarding Muslim women attire are derived from the Koran, Sunna of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Muslim women dress cover the entire body, with the exception of the face and the hands and should not be eye catching or reveal the shape of the body. Muslim women wearing Islamic dress work and study without any problems

The khimar word in Arabic means coverage. Khimar is an external covering and internal heart veil for Muslim Women. Women should not show her beauty, adornments or private parts except for their husbands. The clothing should not be tight, provocative or attract men’s attention but loose and modest. Women should not dress in a way similar to the non believers or men. The khimar ranges from full length floor grazed overhead khimar called chador, mid calf, knee, thigh, hips, waist to short khimar named Al Amira hijab. The khimar has variety of designs regardless of the length. Arm holes, sleeves and front cardigan are among variety of khimars sewing tailor designs

Niqab or facial veil is a cloth covering the Muslim woman face and leaves the eyes visible. There are many designs of niqab worn by Muslim women around the world. The two most common niqabs are the half niqab and the full niqab. The half niqab is a simple length of fabric with elastic or ties leaves the eyes and part of the forehead visible. The full niqab completely covers the face including the forehead except eyes..

The chador is a long cloak that covers a woman’s entire body. Like the khimar, the chador wraps around the head, but instead of hanging just to the middle of back, the chador drapes to a woman’s feet. Koran tells all believers men and women to lower their gaze and wear modest clothing. The khimar is an Islamic modest dress garment covers partially or fully Muslim women body from head according to Koran and Sunnah

Swimwear

Muslim women wear modest Islamic bathing Swimwear to please Allah not to show their private parts or bosoms in public. The burqini suits covers the Muslim women from head to toes. The swimsuits are suitable for Muslim women and girls for swimming tournaments, schools, beaches, pools and gym.

Herbs

Herbs grown in Egypt in deserts and mountainous. Prophet Muhammad (Peace upon him) indicated that herbs can treat many diseases. Herbs are a source for extracting natural remedy for many serious diseases. For example, morphine is extracted from opium and used as a strong pain killer, especially after surgeries.