Tally in Upper EgyptEgypt
Urgent Safeguarding List 2019
EN: These motifs represent the basic units of intangible culture and social meaning within and for the community. Each motif has a name which is identified by the practitioner.
EN: Tally practitioners woking at the roof of the house for proper lighting, not all have proper posture. There are two who exemplify health hazard one in posture and other may be in her sight. A carpet is placed to keep Tally clean.
EN: The work place and display of product is inferior
EN: The villagers shawl having a motif of grapes leaf with all its details. This leaf is used for staffed traditional Egyptian dish. On the top, there is another motif leaf of 'Molokhia' which is a traditional Egyptian vegetable.
EN: Pharaonic star motif is used in desert life as guide to direction. A set of Coptic motifs represents mainly crosses and palm reeds. Islamic motifs are represents by the amulet and the mosque, both having Muslim ideology and traditional motifs.
EN: The camel is identified as a ship of the desert. In Tally the camel represent the desert and palm reed on top represent the groom. The larger number of offshoots from the reed denotes the higher status of the groom.
EN: The motif of the amulet protects from evil eye. The cross in its different forms has the triangle as a feature. The amulet and the cross are often used together as one motif which indicates the similarities between folk belief systems.
EN: Documentation of a traditional dress with its motifs of palm reed and two triangle representing two amulets for protection. It also shows a traditional way of distribution of motifs which are currently used.
EN: When electricity reached the village, practitioners were thrilled by this introduced change and one practitioner innovated a motif called the street electric pole. Traditionally, they used candle, candle stick and lantern.
EN: A professional photo of two ladies wearing an occasional dress made of Tally.