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.  The weaving is usually done by women 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.  Our partner in Lakiya, make their woven items from 100% wool from Negev desert Awassi sheep.