The World of Beduin Weaving
weft twining
Joy May Hilden
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pot holder

Smaller Pieces

In the mountainous Western region of Saudi Arabia around Taif, weft twining is used to make more delicate objects. Examples of items made there are small coffee bean bags, pot holders, fans, and household ornaments. They are made without a loom using twine for warp and embroidery floss for weft, and are characterized by bright, rich colors and complex geometric patterns.






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