Already during the Pharaonic era, Egyptians used this elegant translucent stone to make impressive carvings. The workshops are till this day run by the old South Egyptian families who have spent generations perfecting their technical skill sand their knowledge about the stone.
Since the Ottoman kingdom, the Egyptian copper handicraft has thrived and developed. The copper is imported to Egypt where it is worked by hand in work shops in Old Cairo. Recently the handicraft is being heavily threatened by the cheaper labor in Asia and readymade products flooding the market. BYHAA's designs focuses on the handmade aspect creating products where the work of the hand is visible.