1.04.2008

Bani Hamida Weaving Project

Before I left Jordan I ran out of time to post pictures from my brief visit to the Bani Hamida Weaving center in the middle of no where. Two very kind people took me down there for one of my last days in Jordan. We went on a Friday which is the day that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is closed. Nevertheless, we called the nice lady who runs the place and she drove over and opened up just for us!

Bani Hamida weaving provides women a way to earn money through their craft. The center is spacious and beautiful. All the pictures I took are from just one room in which we eye-humped rovings and hand-spun all dyed with veggie dyes.

Here is me, C, and the said nice-lady



(Imagine this oriented correctly)

The yarn, rovings, or finished rugs are all for sale. Amazing. Should you ever be in desolate, rural Jordan, do drop by.

Days like that hot July day make the times I count as great from 2007.

3 Comments:

Blogger Life&Times said...

Wow! I am so happy to discover this place via your blog. I am going to have to visit when next I am in Jordan. I had no idea where to buy yarn when I was there last -- in fact, though I know that you can buy yarn SOMEWHERE in the UAE I haven't actually managed to find any. But I am super excited about this place in Jordan!!! Thanks for sharing!

7:33 AM  
Anonymous George said...

Interesting post... I can see that you put a lot of hard work on your blog. I'm sure I'd visit here more often.
George,
bani.

3:24 PM  
Blogger dean said...

HELLO..
My name is DEAN,and i am from cincinanti,ohio.i belong to bani hamida family in jordan,i am glad that you visited them people and enjoyed your stay.

6:42 PM  

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