Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Azza Fahmy Galleries

Located the Azza Fahmy Gallery in Mohandaseen with difficulty. The shop isn't clearly marked. Its called Al Ain Gallery and its on a side street which all compounded our problems locating it since we did not have the exact address.

The address is 73, al Hussein street. Their phone number is 749 3940

If you are coming past the shooting club main gate with McDonalds on your left, keep coming straight, cross the intersecting main road and keep going till you see Khodeir bookshop on your right. Just before khodeir bookshop(its on a corner) is a lane going in. This is al Hussein street. It may be easier to walk it than try finding it in your car.

They had a lot of interesting pieces ranging from her famous jewelery to lamps to traditional clothes to souvenirs of all kinds. But they are all highly expensive. Its some of the neatest handwork that I have seen in this country with neat edges and smart yet traditional designs. But you really have to pay the price for this work.

Her gallery in First Mall in the Four Seasons hotel in Giza is on the 3rd Floor and only sells jewelery.

My vedict - good but expensive - Personally, I'm not wiling to pay 7-10 times the price of something just because it has a fancy designers name attached to it.

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