Introduction to Baladi (also beledi or balady), means my country or of the people in Arabic. And Raqs or Raqsat is dance. This is a term used by villagers who emigrated from rural communities into Egyptian cities. They referred to their culture and music as the music from their home, the villages in the countryside. Raqs baladi is usually danced socially, during celebrations and gatherings. Nowadays it is also performed on stage. A typical Beledi can sometimes have three or f
Ancient Asyut Is where we find the beginnings of this beautiful fabric from an ancient Egyptian city from which the name of the fabric is derived. The early Egyptian Zawty (late Egyptian, Səyáwt) adopted into the Coptic as Syowt , which means "Guardian" of the northern approach of Upper Egypt. In Graeco-Roman Egypt, it was called LycopolisIt is from this historic and ancient city rich in tradtion and a wealth of imported goods that the fabric was created and traded and sold.