Africa - Passent Nossair
Passent Nossair has been enchanted by art and craft since childhood. She studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo, and exhibited her work in several art exhibitions. Nossair has worked as a Handicrafts Business Development Consultant and Designer since 2004. She has wide experience of multicultural models in handicrafts development, and has conducted study tours in Egypt, Morocco, Italy, India, China, Zambia and Uzbekistan. She has headed the Handicrafts unit at the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry, and worked as an advisor and designer on an Inter-Cultural Handicraft project developed to help refugees from Syria and Africa.
Read her recent articles on craft written for Garland Magazine via the links below.
Wissa - Sophy: The Woven Garden (Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, Harraneya tapestry)
Egypt reclaims Neillo: A Craft for Kings and Sultans (Al Takfeet, a craft of brass, copper, gold, silver and lead used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal)