Egypt Horny Art seasons in Eid al-Adha


Ahmed Yahia is as many Shoe Keepers in Egypt. Their work relies on the raw materials.

The discarded horns of sheep and buffalo could just be an unused waste product from the Eid al-Adha sacrifices. But Yahia sees art in them.

At his workshop in Cairo, he measures, cuts and polishes the horns.

Each stroke of the saw and grind of the polisher shapes them a little bit closer to the finished product.

And Eid is when Yahia gets all he will need to keep making the ornaments for the coming year.


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