Egyptian Pottery of Tunis Village
The oldest known form of writing in Egypt was recorded on pottery, before the invention of papyrus. Although lost for centuries, the craft of pottery has blossomed again in the Village of Tunis, about 100 km from Cairo. Called the Faiyum Oasis, the village is fed water from the Nile transported by a series of canals to Lake Qarum. Every year Tunis Village hosts a pottery festival with exhibitions, sales, live demonstrations, and panel discussions. The rebirth of one of Egypt’s oldest crafts has become an integral part of the town’s economic livelihood and cultural community.