Links to related sites
Bani Hamida weaving project
A bedouin women weavers cooperative organized to assist the women in supporting their families. See "Trips" section of website for information about Joy's visit to Bani Hamida.
Introduction to Handcrafts in Jordan
Jordanhere.com - Bazaar
AMS Imports, Inc. The Jordan Collection
Jordan River Foundation
Lakiya Weaving Project
The Lakiya project, in Israel's Negev desert near Beersheva, intends to bring about social change by building a foundation for local economic development. It is operated by Sidreh, a non-profit Bedouin women's organization.
A small enterprise which works with sheep herders and craftspeople in war-torn parts of the world, this group cards and spins the fleece collected, and sells it, along with finished items and patterns, through their catalogue. Palestinian and Israeli Beduins as well as Russians are included.
Handweavers Guild of America
HGA publishes the magazine "Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot", with news about a wide variety of textiles, exhibits, conferences and more.
The Textile Museum, in Washington D.C., USA
This world-famous museum has an extensive collection, including fine pile carpets, as well as education programs, a library, gift shop, tours and newsletter.
Mainly pictorial information on tribal textiles with a strong regional focus on southwest China and southeast Asia. The concentration is very much on textiles constructed from traditional techniques and worn as clothing. Extensive photo galleries; forum.
Asian tribal art for sale, carefully selected and including a variety of types of items, including tribal textiles, fine tribal handicrafts and folk art from the ethnic peoples of SE Asia, china, Indonesia, Central Asia and the Middle East. Blog.
WARP: Weave A Real Peace
Serves as a catalyst for improving the quality of life of textile artisans in communities-in-need. Provides information and networking opportunities to individuals and organizations who value the social, cultural, historic, and artistic importance of textiles around the world.
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Textile Society of America: Provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives.
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