Abd El Zaher is Cairo’s last working bookbinder making oil-paper-bound blank books, photo albums diaries and beautiful leather alongside it. Gold monogramming is included in the prices, which are heartbreakingly low considering the work that goes into them. Souq al-Gomaa is a sprawling market which is up during the weekends in South of the Citadel. Some great antiques and vintage clothes are available to a Savvy pickers delight.
Nomad is specialists in jewellery and traditional Bedouin crafts and costumes. Items to purchase include appliqué tablecloths and cushion covers, woven baskets, dresses made in the oases, silk slippers and chunky silver jewellery.