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For hundreds of years, Ramadan has been connected to lanterns in Egypt. Weeks ahead of the start of the holy month, streets become filled with vendors selling lanterns of every shape and size. Just like any other industry in Egypt, Chinese products have recently dominated the sphere, erasing any existence of local production. With …
The Egyptian Fanous, Kunafa, and Qatayef prices increased, affecting the way they celebrate the holy month
I inherited the craft from my father and I teach my children about it so that the art form may survive my death, says one fanous maker
Most of Cairo has been decorated with colourful lamps, lanterns and triangle-shaped brightly coloured papers.
Orders for Ramadan lanterns made of sheet iron increased by 50%, compared to 30% last season
The fanous has always been an Egyptian aspect of Ramadan