About Us


Things From Egypt and Beyond is a small store in Takoma Park, Maryland selling Egyptian handicrafts evening apparel, scarves and afghans, handbags, accessories, ceramics, alabaster, brass, glassware and stemware, rugs, greeting cards, decorations, gifts, Christmas and year round ornaments, perfume bottles, and more. Many of the handicrafts are designed with a Pharaonic, Coptic Christian, Islamic, or Middle Eastern/oriental influence. Other Middle Eastern and international handicrafts are also available –including Tunisian ceramic tajines and other tableware; Nepalese black soapnut seed jewelry www.krmef.org; Palestinian olive wood and soaps; Slovenian jewelry and accessories; Peruvian rainforest ornaments, jewelry and accessories www.amazonecology.org; and Sudanese woolens. Most are bought from the designers or artisans directly or are associated with charitable organizations or women’s workshops, especially those empowering local populations.Things From Egypt and Beyond seeks to introduce one-of-a-kind handicrafts not easily found in retail to celebrate diverse and international cultures. This website shows only a few samples. Many additional items are available. For photographs, email thingsfromegypt@yahoo.com


Also offered are paintings, photographs, and greeting cards by friends and local artists, including Maurice Belanger, Marilyn Rauber, Dilip Sheth, Jan Morales, Tom Radcliffe and Annie Compton.


If you can’t come to the store, shipping is by mail or express courier from the United States or Egypt. International shipping is included in the cost, unless stated otherwise. Small shipping costs from locations in the United States will be added. Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery in the United States, longer if from Egypt. It usually takes much less time than 2-4 weeks from the United States but we are just being conservative. For speedy delivery, email thingsfromegypt@yahoo.com.


Shop in the store or send a cashier’s check, personal check, or money order. If you pay by check, your item will ship when the check clears. Send check or money order to: Things from Egypt, 502 Tulip Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912.


If you return an item within 7 days of your receipt, we will provide a no-questions-asked full refund, except shipping, provided there is no damage. Sorry, no refund for evening apparel, including beaded scarves. Don’t worry. You’ll be happy.


Many available items are not posted. For descriptions or a complete list of available items, satisfied customer contacts, or information on special orders, please email thingsfromegypt@yahoo.com.


Wholesale prices may be available for some items. Email thingsfromegypt@yahoo.com for quotes.

Adjoining Stores-

Things From Egypt and Beyond shares 7002 Carroll Avenue with WEST FARM WOODWORKS www.westfarmwoodworks.com and SOUTH AFRICAN BAZAAR CRAFT COOPERATIVE www.southafricanbazaarcraftcoopertative.com and is next door to The Covered Market and ArtSpring.