If you ever visit the bazaar in Cairo, the chances are you’ll be steered to the section north of the main thoroughfare. Here, the shops are filled with junk for tourists—badly made scarabs and ushabti figures, brass coffee sets, jewelry, etc. But if you venture to the south, you’ll find the bazaar the Egyptians themselves use, filled with spices, fruit, rugs—and a fez factory. That’s where I bought this one back in 1988.
The fez factory in Cairo.