During Fatimid rule in Egypt, 50 artisans took 9 years to complete an enormous appliqued tent embroidered with gold thread and precious stones, eria:ted for the caliph to watch the annual flooding of the Nile ceremony. It ivas sewn at Khayameya. Today, Khayameya's tentmakers continue this art, creating appliqued pillow covers, bedspreads, and table covers in colorful islamic geometric designs. They still make tents, too- during the holy month of Ramadan the best place to celebrate the feact is under one of the famed Ra-nadan tents, or the "Kheyalramadan'iyas." Can you say it? Stunning stuff. Holy Kheyame.