Under the title "Discover the Art of the Oyma", the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat organized a heritage workshop in cooperation with the Al Qalam Foundation for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy, to teach the craft of the Oyma.
Professor Fayrouz Fekry, Vice President of the Museum Authority for Administration and Operation, indicated that the omya craft is one of the most famous and most important traditional crafts in Egypt, which is sculpture, engineering and decorative engraving and writing on wood, adding that during the workshop a live presentation of some models and pieces of art implemented in this art by Egyptian artists. He explained how the decorations, inscriptions, and tools were designed and implemented.
On her part, Professor Nancy Ammar, a senior specialist in heritage and cultural communication at the museum, said that a number of museum visitors participated in the workshop, who learned about the techniques and tools used in the art of wood carving, and the artist Nader Ali, who is one of the most famous artists of the Oyma craft, designed a piece of art from wood in front of visitors who expressed their happiness to experience direct carving on wood and learn more about this craft.
Ms. Manar Hassan, Senior Heritage Specialist and Civilized Communication, added that all participating artists were given certificates of appreciation from the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.