Bedouin Weaving

Who makes this craft:

Bedouin Silver Tent Association
Lakiya Bedouin Weaving











Bedouins are a semi-nomadic people who, historically, lived across the Middle East and North Africa, moving their flocks to seasonal grazing locations. Bedouin weaving, often done by women, is done on a ground loom, creating a three-ply strong and tight textile that is made into camel bags, tents, rugs and pillows.  Wool from local sheep is carded and then hand spun into yarn that is skeined, dyed and plied prior to weaving.  In the case of Lakiya, woven items are made from 100% wool from Negev desert Awassi sheep.