Malaika was founded in 2004 by Margarita Andrade and Goya Gallagher, who after growing up in Ecuador found themselves living and settling in Egypt. With a background in design and a keen interest in techniques of making by hand Margarita and Goya find it their privilege to work with artisans in Egypt, from potters and embroiderers to weavers and glass blowers. Every item produced by Malaika is a labor of love and a true celebration of craftsmanship - a real luxury in today’s technology-driven world.
Malaika’s collection of Fayoum Pottery comes from Tunis, a little village perched on top of Lake Qarun in the Oasis of Fayoum. The Fayoum, located less than a hundred kilometers from Cairo, with its rich heritage of flora and fauna and archaeology, is one of the most picturesque and fertile regions of Egypt.