1The Street of Tent Makers in old Cairo. Named for makers of tents which were sold to Bedouins to use in the desert, the old shopping now sells other items, including those that appeal to tourists.
2 We purchased this intricate, hand-made tapestry; it hangs in our living room. A throw pillow with the same design adorns the couch. Made like a quilt, the appliques technique appears related to appliques applied to Bedouin tents.
3 Wooden beams tied together with rope form part of the structure.
4 A horse drawn cart trundles through between the shops lining the street.
6 Followed by a modern car.
7 Hanging out on tent makers' street.
8 An armed guard accompanied us while shopping. There's a bulge under the left side of his jacket - an Uzi was underneath. The fellow had a good sense of humor.