Display On now until Saturday, 25 April 2020

Cairo Streets

Explore 19th century life in Cairo through the V&A Collection.

  • Saturday, 27 April 2019 – Saturday, 25 April 2020

  • Islamic Middle East, Room 42, The Jameel Gallery, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Cairo Streets photo

This display brings visitors face to face with everyday life in Cairo in the 19th century, through historic photographs of local people going about their daily lives. It also features examples of turned wood window screens, called mashrabiyyah, which gave a characteristic visual flavour to Cairo’s streets.

Image: Photograph, album print. ‘A house in Derb el Ahmar’ by B. Facchinelli. Cairo, late 1800s.