Sunday, April 11, 2010
Gorgeous authoritative book on Bedouin Weaving
Well, one of the on and off attendees of this event is a textile artist who came bearing her new book, which she had just received from the publisher. I spent quite a bit of time looking through it. This book has about twenty five years of research into it. The author comes from a family tradition of weaving, and when her husband got a teaching assignment in Saudi Arabia, she got introduced to bedouin weaving. Visiting the weavers, learning their customs and circumstances, became a full time obsession. The result is this gorgeous book, full of the author's photographs, in color, along with an authoritative account of both the weaving and the culture.
Check out Bedouin Weaving of Saudi Arabia by Joy Hilden . In the interests of disclosure, I will get a small commission if you order it from Amazon through the above link.