Shandawyl Women Group More than 20 women embroiderers constitute this artisan group. Like most women from Shandawyl Island, our artisans have hand-decorated scarves for generations. Embroiderers spend days perfecting pieces that will either find their way into their wardrobes or into their homes, as fancy wall decorations. Their creations stand out from other pieces of Upper Egypt, because of their consistency and cheerfulness. The items FTE sells are light-as-air pure Egyptian cotton sheaths. The sheerness of Shandawyl Women Group products makes them ideal companions to any hot or humid summer outing. The weave in these scarves is so thin that they can comfortably be worn around the neck, yet the dimensions are wide enough to allow them to double as a cool summer wrap. Besides their exceptional fabric, these scarves also showcase the most colorful embroideries you can imagine. Our artisans sew a virtual garden of plants and blooms in the brightest, happiest colors onto the sheath. The different flora designs are all based on time-honored traditional Shandawyl motifs. The naïve coloring and rendition of these products even turn them into appropriate gifts for teenagers.