What makes Egyptian Glass “Egyptian”?
It’s a question asked by many new customers so we shall share the background of Egyptian glass making and what makes Egyptian Museum glass different from any other available today and for over 16 years.
Egyptian glass making in the modern form has been around since the beginning of the 19th century when a resurgence of the art form of glassblowing took place. Egyptian glass making is a highly artistic craft and the techniques are passed down from generation to generation usually from father to son as the profession is mainly limited to men. Men dominate the glass making industry for a number of reasons-strenuous work, extreme temperature exposure to face and hands and burn potential. And, in general, in Egypt, women do not usually work as crafters.