Egyptian fabric 80% cotton - 20% polyester. 170 gr/m² (about 250 gr/m). The canvas on which this pattern was printed is different than usually offered in this shop. This fabric is a bit heavier (against 200 gr/m for other fabric 80% cotton, 20% polyester) and a bit looser. Sometimes there is relief in the canvas (see the last two photos), which gives a rustic or natural.
This fabric is perfect for upholstery: tablecloths, curtains, draperies, cushions covers. You can also incorporate it in making all bags and accessories. Finally, use is unlimited in the art of patchwork.
There are two white strips of hand and other fabric (photo 2). These non dyed strips is 8 cm. The printed part so 134 cm wide. Coupons are always cut within the patterns. The main reason (circles in a square: photo 3) is 43 cm in the length (46 cm wide). Intermediate (three circles in a rectangle) bands are 19 cm in the direction of the height.
Coupons are cut along the black lines of the following:
Coupon of 81 cm includes a band, a main motif, band. -105 cm coupon: a main motif, band, a main pattern -Voucher 143 cm: 2 main pattern, 3 tapes -Bands 167 cm: 3 main patterns, 2 coupon -205 cm: 3 main patterns, 4 bands coupon -Coupon 291 cm: 5 main pattern, 4 bands
This fabric does not fade, prefer an iron on reverse.
Everything started a crush on these fabrics used in Egypt during the celebrations: weddings, festivals, Ramadan, inaugurations. I buy my fabrics in a neighborhood in old Cairo called "khayameya". Khayameya is an Arabic word meaning "tent". Around these tents embellishment art developed over the millennia using patchwork technique. This technique (called "in applied") sew on a plain fabric pieces of colorful fabrics to achieve a geometric pattern. Patterns printed on the fabric featured here are fully traditional patchwork patterns made by artisans. Today, the term "khayameya". refers to hangings in patchwork, an artisan mastering this craftsmanship, a district of Cairo and fabrics printed in the same spirit: the street "khayameya". To see these stunning curtains, visit my website couleursdunil.fr in the section "Applique - khayameya".