Egypt has undergone a plethora of cultural and religious shifts throughout the millenniums. From the time of the pharaohs to the modern oriental Islamic era, Egypt’s identity has changed dramatically overtime. Each era of Egyptian history is unique in its art, traditions and culture. Here at Swan Bazaar we want to capture and showcase the beauty of each of these eras. Our exquisite storage boxes highlights each of these periods by borrowing from the traditional art style in a luxurious, ornate way and incorporating into function-able home decor.
Egypt has undergone a plethora of cultural and religious shifts throughout the millenniums. From the time of the pharaohs to the modern oriental Islamic era, Egypt’s identity has changed dramatically overtime. Each era of Egyptian history is unique in its art, traditions and culture. Here at Swan Bazaar we want to capture and showcase the beauty of each of these eras. Our exquisite storage boxes highlights each of these periods by borrowing from the traditional art style in a luxurious, ornate way. You will find jewelry boxes made in the art style of traditional Arabesque. You will also find boxes ornamented with iconic pharaonic symbols, motifs and scenes. Lastly, there are a variety of storage boxes decorated with traditional Egyptian folkloric images and patterns. Each of these different styles aims to showcase the dynamic and rich heritage of Egyptian history. All of these boxes are hand-crafted by talented artists in the heart of Cairo. Each box is unique and has its own story. The arabesque style boxes highlight the ornate and complex beauty of this unique style of art. Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, culture and religion has evolved drastically. With the Islamization of Egypt, architecture and home decor has taken on a more oriental, geometric style. A notable period with exquisite ornate furnishings starts with the emergence of the Arabesque art style. The arabesque art style emerged in Arab countries but most notably in Egypt. Egyptian artists found inspiration in their natural surroundings. They used to depict natural elements on furniture and other items in geometrical shapes and patterns of circles, triangles, and squares to formulate floral or create patterns in an exquisite abstract way. Arabesque art blossomed in the Abbasid period of the Islamic Empire. This was the golden age for Islamic art and science. With the translation of Iqleedes, who wrote about geometrical shapes and patterns that would become the foundation of arabesque art. Talented artists in the heart of medieval Cairo make handmade wood furniture using traditional oriental techniques. They design unique historically-inspired arabesque style tables and chairs with authentic materials. Arabesque is one of the most authentic and charming styles even for modern Arab household. Arabesque furniture is ornate and elaborate. In spite of the popularity of modern, classic and contemporary styles, the oriental Arabesque style is a beloved and cherished art form celebrating Egypt’s rich heritage. We offer a variety of storage boxes made with high-quality materials and keeping with the tradition of the beautiful arabesque style. Our boxes come in rectangular or hexagonal shapes. Our deluxe arabesque boxes are handmade with high-quality mahogany wood that is known for its smooth surface and rich burgundy color. The boxes are adorned with delicate artistic ornaments of the Arabesque art style. They are all meticulously hand-inlaid with rare precious mother of pearl to create these beautiful geometric shapes. Our talented artists work exclusively with natural materials to handcraft gorgeous yet durable pieces of furniture inspired by history and nature. Nacre, Mother of pearl shell, is hand-inlaid to create harmonious geometric patterns. It enriches the boxes with a marble colorful effect. Mother of pearl shell is a natural kind of decoration that is extracted from the biomaterial that forms inside molluscan shells, as well as it makes up the outer coating of pearls. Our pharaonic boxes are also hand-inlaid with this gorgeous mother of pearl. The mother of pearl shell was in use as an ornamental decorative item in ancient Egypt certainly as early as the sixth dynasty or the period of the Tanis Sphinx. In continuing this traditional practice, we wanted to incorporate mother of pearl into our royal ancient Egyptian boxes as well. Each of these boxes is embellished with a unique scene from antiquity. These scenes were often painted on murals and reliefs. The boxes are also adorned with sacred icons, symbols and motifs from ancient Egypt. Take for example, the beautiful wooden pharaonic storage box decorated with King Tut and his wife in a moment of divine love and affection. This unique box is ornamented with a divine pharaonic moment of affection between King Tut and his wife. She is depicted is comforting her husband by rubbing his shoulder with oil under the blessings of Ra, the god of the sun. It refers to the love and unity between the king and the queen. This scene is adorned with hieroglyphics and lotus flowers, a symbol of peace and love in Ancient Egyptian mythology. Lastly, we offer jewelry boxes painted with Egyptian folkloric patterns and images from Egypt’s mystical oriental past. These boxes are decorated with vibrant inviting colors and oriental images that have captured the imaginations of orientalists and scholars for centuries. Our Mystical Pastel Oriental Egyptian Folklore Wooden Jewelry Box celebrates traditional Egyptian folklore. This rustic box is decorated with a painting of a warm moment between two women, sharing a simple cup of tea together. Tea is an iconic symbol of Egyptian hospitality. This image is a beautiful representation of Egyptian heritage and culture. This gorgeous box uses warm, bright pastel colors and decoupaging to create a dream-like oriental painting of two veiled women, sharing a simple cup of tea. This moment captures one of the simplest yet most symbolic traditions in Egyptian culture—one that has been carried on for centuries. It features patterns traditional to Egyptian folklore, colored and arranged harmoniously. These storage boxes capture the diverse and ever-changing history of Egypt. Whatever era of Egypt most resonates with you, we have the perfect box for you! Our unique boxes are entirely handmade and the decorative elements on each one captures the unique time period in Egyptian history. These boxes are a unique artistic expression of our talented local Egyptian artists. Seize the opportunity to own these extraordinary pieces of art that encapsulate the beauty of Egyptian history and heritage. From royal pharaonic themes to floral and geometric patterns to traditional folklore, our boxes cover the entire range of Egypt’s vibrant and beautiful cultures, traditions and art.