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Village in Fustat Fires Up First Environmentally Friendly Kiln

The new self-lighting ceramic kilns operate on natural gas, making them a more environmentally friendly option for the craftsmen of El Fawakheer village.

Most ovens used to create Egypt’s handicrafts rely on burning papers, wood, and other materials, which have a dire impact on the environment and pose safety concerns for potters. El Fawakheer, a village in El Fustat and one of Cairo’s most active pottery hubs, is due to receive new ceramic kilns from the Egyptian government. These new, self-lighting models will operate on natural gas, making them more environmentally friendly.