Glass shop in the Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, March 17, 2009


Riad el Tahan, traditional glassblower, in the Khan el-Khalili. Son of Hassanayn Tahan - the family has manufactured glass for over 400 years in Cairo.


Glass display in Riad's shop.


Glass display in Riad's shop


Glass display in Riad's shop


Glass display in Riad's shop


Glass cup with trailed blue glass thread that measures 10.7 cm in height, 7.6 cm exterior diameter of rim, 4.7 cm exterior diameter of base, 4 mm average wall thickness and a weight of 169.4 grams.


Glass cup with trailed blue glas thread that measures 11.2 cm tall, 7.7 cm exterior diameter of rim, 5.1 cm exterior diameter of base, 3 mm average wall thickness and weight of 213.7 grams.


Blue glass lamp that measures 7.4 cm tall, 8.5 cm exterior diameter of rim, 6 mm average wall thickness and weight of 103.3 grams.


Reddish orange glass oil lamp (with a folded rim) that measures 17.4 cm tall, 10.9 cm exterior diameter of rim, 2 mm average wall thickness and weight of 300.1 grams. The rim of this lamp fractured during transportation.


Brown glass oil lamp (a style that begins in the Byzantine Period) that measures 14.7 cm tall, 8.8 cm exterior diameter of rim, 3 mm average wall thickness and weight of 164.4 grams.


Red glass flask that measures 17.7 cm tall, 6.4 cm exterior diameter of rim, 4 mm average wall thickness, 9.4 cm maximum body diameter, and weight of 271.0 grams.


String of 78 glass beads which weigh a total of 459.9 grams.

Created
10 April 2009