The World of Beduin Weaving
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Joy May Hilden
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book cover A Passion for Learning, Joy's new book, is now available for order!  
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This new book presents the life journey of Joy's father, Khalil Totah, a Palestinian Quaker educator and activist who's life spanned the waning days of the Ottoman Empire, the British Mandate in Palestine, and the foundation of the state of Israel.

Joy May Hilden
aka Joy Totah Hilden

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book coverJoy's new book is now available for order!  
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I welcome you to share some of the adventures and discoveries I experienced in Saudi Arabia in my quest for information about the declining crafts of weaving, spinning and dyeing. I made long and short trips with my teacher-husband, or with friends, and sometimes alone as a guest. I traveled in all parts of this fascinating country in my desire to learn about and preserve the information for future generations. I hope you find Beduin weaving and those who make it as fascinating as I did.

Joy May Hilden
aka Joy Totah Hilden

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Interview on The Arabic Hour
Bedouin Textile Collection | YouTube video
Book Events & Reviews
Lecture Tour

about the authorLearn more about Joy May Hilden.
web archive An archive of articles published previously on this website.
books and recommended readingA selected bibliography for those who want to learn more.
print archive Over 15 years of JMH's study of beduin weaving, with text and pictures. In PDF format.
print archivePhotographs and information about past trips, conferences, and other activities.
lectures and workshopsInformation about slide lecture programs.
slide showTake a tour through the sights of the beduin world.
linksA list of links to other sites of interest.
creditsAcknowledgements of the people who made this site possible. Table of Contents | About the Author | Web Articles | Bibliography | Publications | Trips & Activities | Lectures | Slide Show | Links | Credits

All text and pictures © 1997, 1998, 1999 by Joy May Hilden

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