Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weaving In Silk


My visiting Canadian friend is a sucker for the little roadside shops out here in netherlands of Giza. There are huge carpet schools where children learn to weave rugs and such, but we stopped into what is essentially a walk-in closet filled with rather dusty rugs. I needed some of the rag rugs to cover the sofa's at my house so that the dogs can loll about with impunity and she was interested in some of the goat wool kilims. The owner of the shop was weaving a silk rug.

5 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

What an awesome photo! I would really like to stop and visit shops like that, too! And buy a small silk rug!

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brattcat said...

May we see photographs of your purchases? What a lucky friend to have you as her tour guide!

miahs said...

So interesting that they look at the design like that. I never really thought about how they keep track.

Lianne said...

seems really interesting!

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