Nadia Mohamed is weaving green thread into a tapestry on the loom in front of her. Branches of palm trees layer over one another; pigeons fly off toward their brown dovecote. “The more time and dedication you give this work, the more it gives you back,” the 60-year-old says as she works. Mohamed, like the other weavers at the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Center, began learning the craft when she was 11 years old, and it has shaped her life. “We spend more time here than we do in our own homes, ” she says, explaining that it is not only her source of income but the community where she feels she belongs. She started frequenting the center in 1974, joining her cousin, who was part of the first generation of This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fifty Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 51 Emily Gernild The Danish painter breathing new life into an old medium. Arts & Culture Food Issue 51 Imogen Kwok The artist takes food styling quite literally, creating accessories out of fruits and vegetables. Arts & Culture Issue 50 The Old Gays Inside a Californian TikTok “content house” of a very different stripe. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Free Wheelers On the road with London’s Velociposse Cycling Club. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Annie Rauwerda What the depths of Wikipedia can teach us all about community.