In 1976 the workshop El Awadly was founded by Irmgard and Fouad El Awadly in Harrania, a village southwest of the capital of Egypt, Cairo.
Meanwhile 30 weavers are working in the workshop.
For some years the project is working financially independently.
Besides the social engagement most impressive are the works of the weavers itselves with their delicate colors, directness of expression and the balance of composition.