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Tapestry - Hymn to the Sun
Detail from a tapestry entitled 'Hymn to the Sun' by Ali Selim

Egyptian tapestry exhibition in London


Currently showing in London is an exhibition called 'Egyptian Landscapes'. The exhibition is of tapestries by students from the Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Cairo.

Our reporter Will Kremer went to the exhibition and spoke to daughter of the centre's creator Suzanne Wissa Wasseff.

Before you listen to the programme look at these comprehension questions. You can hear the answers in the programme. Check your understanding by trying the quiz in the 'Extras' section below.

1: How old is the Ramses Wissa Art Centre?
2: What preparations are the students encouraged to do before starting a tapestry?
3: How many times does the centre take in new students?
4: Who are the new students?

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Vocabulary from the programme

a piece of cloth with a pattern or picture which has been created on it

to weave
the process of making a tapestry by twisting pieces of coloured wool together

a loom
a piece of equipment which is used for weaving tapestries

a sketch
a rough drawing

liquid or substance which is used to change the colour of something

to expose someone to something
to show something to someone, to let them see it

thin pieces of wool, cloth or other material that are used to make tapestries

Don't forget to check your comprehension with the quiz below.

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