Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre

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Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre

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I've been waiting to visit the Art Centre since the pandemic began and wasn't disappointed. The staff are all informative and kind--and the artists are uninformatively passionate. I was hugely impressed by their dedication to quality and traditional weaving. For instance, all the dyes used in the tapestries and weavings are *grown* and harvested from plants, such as indigo, at the Centre.

Egypt, unfortunately, is awash with cheap imported crafts. Don't miss your chance to support creative, local artists from Cairo !
Written May 23, 2022
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aelkhadem
Giza, Egypt144 contributions
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Today was my 3rd or maybe 4th visit to Wisa Wassef Arts Center and truly every visit proves to be extremely remarkable.

Mr. Alfons showed us around and patiently answered all our questions and made our visit both interesting and exciting.

Their showroom includes numerous hand made master piece carpets both in wool and in cotton which are offered for sale, and each piece is signed by its artist showing the date and duration taken to produce it.

Purchasing a Wisa Wassef piece is a lifetime unique investment sought by only the elite.
Written January 11, 2020
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Enas E
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The place is an oasis of serenity and beauty, away from the bustle of Cairo. The tapestries are breathtakingly beautiful, and I really felt that I needed a chair to sit in front of them to admire their beauty as long as possible.
Watching the weavers create their art at the loom is a treat, and everybody is extremely friendly and helpful.
I'd totally recommend visitng the place, and would love to go again myself.
Written October 31, 2021
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SAF
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The place is truly breathtaking with its different vegetation surrounding the place. There are many workshops that are placed for the weavers that allow you to see the full weaving process from start to finish and interact with the weavers themselves. The tour guide Alfonso was very patient and knowledgeable about the different weaving processes that take place, the Origin of Ramses sisas wassef’s story and how the place came to be and continues to stand till today.
Written February 7, 2020
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adhambakry
Port Said, Egypt9 contributions
Friends
Amazing tapestries and story behind the museum. Guide was super helpful and welcoming, told us a passionate story of heritage, roots and Ramses's love for education and nurturing new generations of artists.
Please visit, please support by buying their amazing products and please advocate and rate!
Written January 8, 2021
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Ahmed T
Giza Governorate, Egypt1 contribution
Friends
This is a real inspiring place with such inspiring personnel. You feel the calmness and love around the place. The artists are amazingly skilled and the village like buildings are calming.
Thanks for the hospitality and the pleasant experience.
Written March 10, 2021
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BoardingPass59587
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On behalf of myself and my friends, we extend our gratitude and warm thanks for the welcome we received during our visit of yesterday. The place is amazing and the roots for such an innovative work planted by the late Eng. Wissa Wassef is amazing and I am sure it will last for a long time. We plan to visit again when it is sunny to take better pics.

I am attaching few pics that my might gain your acceptance. I thank you again.

Best wishes and regards.

Tarek El Diwany
Written February 23, 2020
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judyou
Brighton and Hove, UK16 contributions
Friends
This is an attraction like no other.
Nothing fake or flashy, no nasty cheap souvenirs either.
A traditional way of life incorporated into original tapestries, made by a group of highly skilled local artisans who depict scenes of rural Egypt.
If you do buy one of their exquisite pieces I can guarantee that long after you have taken it home and hung it on your wall, each glance at it will transport you back to this magical place surrounded by date palms and Egyptian-style country life.
Written March 11, 2016
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Reflectorgo
Cork, Ireland545 contributions
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Our guide was not very keen to take us to this place because unlike other carpet and tapestry makers, it does not give a commission to guides and it is run on entirely different lines, being an artistic foundation that was begun many years ago by an architect called Ramses Wissa Wassef. He trained children to weave and the weavers here are both male and female (treated equally) and, it seems, both Coptic Christian (as Wissa Wassef himself was) and also Muslim. They learn to weave from what is inside their heads, not from a design, so each tapestry is unique. The foundation buys ALL the work that the weavers do and this gives them a secure income.

Many of the wonderful tapestries are in a museum in the grounds of this attraction which by the way is a pleasant garden with buildings in traditional Arabic style. They grow and make their own dyes also. The tapestries themselves are in demand from museums and collectors and are quite expensive, as befits the fact that each one is unique. Many are incredibly subtle and beautful, true works of art.

Entrance is free and best by appointment, but we were not in any way hassled to buy, indeed they seem a bit reluctant to sell their favourite tapestries, prferring to keep them in the museum!

They have expanded from working in wool to other media too including batik. It's just unique and I would say it is one of the most interesting things to see in the Cairo area, after the antiquities of course. A million miles from the commercialisation you see elsewhere.
Written March 13, 2016
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Thank you for taking the time and initiative to write your comments about the RWWAC. The tapestries in the Centre Collection museum are our archive, showing the development of the weavers since they were 11 year old children. Most of them are 55 years old and above. Ikram N.
Written March 14, 2016
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Werner S
Chicago, IL7 contributions
Family
Cairo is noisy and sometimes chaotic but always fascinating. For every visitor it is of course a "Must" to admire the Pyramids of Giza and the great Sphinx. Just next door to these impressive monuments is a little paradise called Wissa Wassif Arts Center. This is another "Must" so make sure not to miss it since it offers a glimpse into a peaceful, creative and artistic world which is rare to find. Many years ago I bought one of the beautiful tapestries from this place and it became the most admired art work in our home in Chicago.
Werner Suter
Written March 11, 2016
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