Ahmed is born in Tunis village and is a real craftsman. He grew up between Master Masons since in the early seventies there were many more. He learned by doing from he was young. After school he worked with his father who learned him how to make mudbrick, building domes and vaults.
Ahmed Soliman built several mudbrick houses in Tunis Village already 25 years ago. He worked with well known architects Hassan Fathy and Ahmad Hamid. His crafstmanship is extraordinary. He really knows how to work out the designs. He works with his hands and his heart.
Essam is one of the architect who has worked long time with Hassan Fathy. He teaches his students the art of Nubian mudbrick architecture by making a maquette of their own design. That is exactly what you will do in this workshop: make your own maquette and take it home with you.
Mohamed knows the desert since he is from a Bedouin family. A real expert in 4x4W driving, always on high alert for every detail. He drives his car with great tenderness and knows how to climb a sanddune.
Expert potter. The only female potter in Tunis village succesfully running her family business. She makes extra ordinary ceramics.
He knows how to work with the starches of the dade tree in every inch. Making simple crats [afaas] and all kind of furniture.
She is very strong and hard working woman, always in the background, but we cannot not miss her. With patience she makes her big round Fayoumi breads.
Abdel Hamid is the true specialist in local sweet called ‘fetir’. You eat it either with honey or white cheese.
He has a small shop in the village and loves birds. He trained himself and became a birdwatcher. He knows exactly were to find which birds such as hoopoos, white owls.
They have a real passion for traditional way of fishing.
They are Sudanese refugees from South Sudan. Tukul Crafts makes wonderful silkscreen art. Creating an income for displaced Sudanese in Cairo.