Khemah - Steel Grey
Khemah - Steel Grey
Khemah - Steel Grey

Khemah - Steel Grey

Khemah (meaning 'tent') is just one of Caitley's patterns that is inspired by her upbringing around the Khaymaiya (Arabic خيّامية Khayyāmiyah) or Egyptian Tentmakers Appliqué. Khaymaiya is primarily created in Cairo and part of a unique aspect of Egypt's living heritage.

Such artisans have been know for centuries for their decorative tents which have spread across the Arab territories. Geometric and arabesque patterns deriving from Islamic ornamentation and imagery from Pharaonic art are hand stitched by men, into quilt like panels. These durable tapestries serve both to shield inhabitants from the hot, dry and dusty desert while adding ornamentation to its interior. They are an important aspect of everyday Egyptian life creating portable venues for weddings, feasts, festivals and funerals. Each design and panel an incredible work of art. (More about Khaymaiya on the blog.)

Hand screen printed on 100% Belgian linen with Eco-friendly dyes and inks.
Linen is a medium weight fabric; Natural colour
Print colours: Creme, Olive, Ruby, Steel Grey
Motif size: 6" x 6"
Repeat size: 9" h x 9"w
Fabric width: 54"
Fabric care: Dry Clean Only
Best uses: draperies, pillows, light upholstery, table top.

19 yards currently IN STOCK
5 Yard Minimum for production orders
1 Yard Minimum if fabric is in stock

Please note: Yardage is made to order and has a 5-6 week lead time. If your order is LESS than 5 yards, please email info@caitleysymons.com (before ordering) for an inventory check. 

Designed and Printed in the USA.