Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Weaving Their World


In the early 50's an Egyptian architect Ramses Wissa Wassef began training young weavers in the village of Harrania, not far from my farm. He taught them to spin and dye wool using natural dyes and then he set them to work creating rugs and tapestries that reflected the world around them. The center and museum still exist today and the weavers still work making extraordinary pieces. You can see more at their website: http://www.wissa-wassef-arts.com

4 comments:

TeamSplashi said...

That looks very nice, old school work is lost in most of world today, and that is why is important for many trades to go from generation to the next generation.

Sealm

maria elisa said...

greentings from portugal

:)

Cairogal said...

Lovely crafts to be had from this place!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

truly a work of art.