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ISBN: 0955889480
Author: Joy Totah Hilden
Language: English
Publisher: Arabian Publishing Ltd. (December 31, 2010)
Pages: 270
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Subcategory: Home
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Joy Totah Hilden's sumptuous and substantive volume holds nothing back in its thorough and fascinating exploration of the art of Bedouin weaving and its practitioners. The author lived Saudi Arabia from 1982 until 1994, learning everything she could about Bedouin weavers and their art.

Joy Totah Hilden's sumptuous and substantive volume holds nothing back in its thorough and fascinating exploration of the art of Bedouin weaving and its practitioners. On weekends she sought out weavers at Bedouin markets and villages. She befriended them and learned their spinning and weaving techniques

Joy Hilden describes the weaving techniques of the Bedouin in the context of their transitional mode of life, as they adapt . This is the most exhaustive study to date of the weaving methods practised by the Bedouin of Saudi Arabia.

Joy Hilden describes the weaving techniques of the Bedouin in the context of their transitional mode of life, as they adapt from their centuries-old nomadic existence to being both semi- and fully settled. She gathered her information on dyeing, spinning and weaving while living and travelling in Saudi Arabia between 1982 and 1994, extending her scope with trips to other parts of the Arabian Peninsula and adjacent Arab countries. She describes visits to Bedouin families, desert markets and urban centres where Bedouin gathered.

Introduction; Textiles in Saudi Arabia; The Bedouin & their Lifestyle; The Weavers; The Techniques of Spinning, Dyeing & Weaving; Some Bedouin Textiles from Northern Arabia; Bedouin Weaving of Other Arab Countries; Epilogue; Index. This is a book that satisfies on so many levels whether your interest is in the Arabian Peninsulas history, geography, tribes, culture or textiles. This quality book had me in its thrall from start to finish as a completely compulsive read.

Joy Hilden describes the weaving techniques of the Bedouin in the context of their transitional mode of life, as they adapt .

Joy Hilden describes the weaving techniques of the Bedouin in the context of their transitional mode of life, as they adapt from their centuries-old madic existence to being both semi- and fully settled.

She gathered her information on dyeing, spinning and weaving while living and travelling in Saudi Arabia between 1982 and 1994, extending her scope with trips to other parts of the Arabian Peninsula and adjacent Arab countries. Her work comes at a time when many tribal peoples are losing their cultural traditions and, with them, their crafts and the material of everyday life in the desert.

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oceedings{Hilden2010BedouinWO, title {Bedouin Weaving of Saudi Arabia and Its Neighbours}, author {Joy Totah Hilden and Saad Abdullah Sowayan}, year {2010} }. Introduction Textiles in Saudi Arabia The Bedouin & their Lifestyle The Weavers The Techniques of Spinning, Dyeing & Weaving Some Bedouin Textiles from Northern Arabia Bedouin Weaving of Other Arab Countries Epilogue Index. View PDF. Save to Library.

Portable and practical, tough and colourful, Bedouin textiles played until recent times a vital and functional part in the life of the Arab nomads. Bedouin women were expected to master the art of making entire tents as well as a wide range of rugs, saddlebags and other equipment able to withstand the rigours of the desert. They took a fierce pride in their work and produced, on the simplest ground looms, textiles that were at once hard-wearing and of vibrant aesthetic appeal. The true craftspeople of the desert, Bedouin women wove to provide the very fabric of day-to-day living. Joy Hilden describes the weaving techniques of the Bedouin in the context of their transitional mode of life, as they adapt from their centuries-old nomadic existence to being both semi- and fully settled. She gathered her information on dyeing, spinning and weaving while living and travelling in Saudi Arabia between 1982 and 1994, extending her scope with trips to other parts of the Arabian Peninsula and adjacent Arab countries. She describes visits to Bedouin families, desert markets and urban centres where Bedouin gathered. Her work comes at a time when many tribal peoples are losing their cultural traditions and, with them, their crafts and the material of everyday life in the desert. This is the most exhaustive study to date of the weaving methods practised by the Bedouin of Saudi Arabia. Profusely illustrated, and giving thorough instruction in techniques, Bedouin Weaving is an essential companion for collectors and connoisseurs of flat-weave textiles, the category into which Bedouin weavings fall. It is aimed both at general readers and at weavers, craftspeople in general, students, ethnographers, and museum and textile authorities.

Comments:

DEAD-SHOT
Spectacular read and highly educational. Definitely recommended for anyone interested in the culture, textiles or learning how to weave using Bedouin techniques.
Winasana
Beautiful photographs of stunning, artistic works!

An interesting introduction to a culture of which few are aware. The beauty displayed in these "tents" is astonishing!
August
Excellent!!
Lesesshe
In traditional Arabian Bedouin society, women wove and built the family shelter, tents made of goat hair, by hand, using wool from their own herds as well as materials available in the environment around them or nearby towns. Joy Totah Hilden's sumptuous and substantive volume holds nothing back in its thorough and fascinating exploration of the art of Bedouin weaving and its practitioners. The author lived Saudi Arabia from 1982 until 1994, learning everything she could about Bedouin weavers and their art. On weekends she sought out weavers at Bedouin markets and villages. She befriended them and learned their spinning and weaving techniques. Being a weaver and weaving instructor herself, she knew what she needed to learn, and sought this knowledge with great determination, eventually covering every region of Saudi Arabia. Hilden stayed in touch with her favorite weavers over the years, noting how their art changed with the passage of time, and with their families' integration into the modern economy. While few if any young women in Saudi Arabia practice the traditional craft today, Hilden notes that many cultural institutes in the region are trying to preserve it. Hilden shares the fruits of her research with great generosity. Her fascinating discussion of Bedouin life through the lens of weaving reveals the gentle harmony they kept with the desert environment. The thorough information about the weavings photographed in the book will help collectors and archivists. This book is also a precise and accurate capsule of knowledge for those who would like to make their own Bedouin weavings. It includes specific directions on the weaving patterns of the Bedouin, spinning and weaving techniques, and information on natural dyes. As the last Bedouins disappear, one hopes that the knowledge Hilden has gathered and shared here will inspire future weavers to keep these ancient techniques alive.

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