Wissa Wassef Art Centre, (RWWAC)- Egypt.
A message to lovers of fine textiles from Ikram
Nosshi, RWWAC director.
“Human freedom never has as much meaning and
value as when it allows the creative power of the
child to come into action. All children are endowed
with a creative power which includes an astonishing
variety of potentialities. This power is necessary
for the child to build up his own existence". Ramses
The Centre has always been independent and
financially self-sustained. The January 2011
revolution which was embraced with such a joy and
hope by the great majority of Egyptians has
tragically been followed by over 30 months of
turmoil and increasing instability. The Egyptian
economy is in shambles, tourism has dwindled to a
standstill, business closures and unemployment are
rampant and by the government own admission a
majority of Egyptians live below the poverty line.
The Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre has not been
immune to this downward spiral. With almost no
tapestry sales revenue for many months, the future
of the 50 artists and the entire art centre is now
The RWWAC is reaching out to museum curators,
gallery directors and lovers of fine textiles
throughout the world to help us to maintain the
sustainability of the art centre through the sale of
the works of our artists.
We are now offering a reduction of 10% of the sale
prices of the tapestries on this website.
Version 20/09/2013, All text copyright Ramses Wissa WassefArt
Photographs copyright Werner Forman