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Khan Misr Touloun, Cairo

Ibn Tulun Street
Tel: 20 2 365 2227's insider take:

This cavernous shop facing the front gate of the Ibn Tulun Mosque is the place to go for the best of Egypt's village and oasis crafts, including many objects unavailable in the Khan El-Khalili. Look for handcarved wooden platters from Luxor, handblown glass from Islamic Cairo, embroidered textiles from Siwa Oasis, ceramics from Fayoum Oasis, and gold-plated peasant jewelry. The French-managed shop carries useful maps of Islamic Cairo, 19th-century travel memoirs, and other interesting publications.

Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm.

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