The World of Beduin Weaving
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Joy May Hilden
Web Articles
Trips & Activities
Lectures & Workshops
Slide Show


Joy May Hilden uses her research, large collection of slides and photographs, and extensive inventory of Beduin weavings to create exciting speaking programs. They are appropriate for people of any age or level of experience.

Slide-lecture programs include:

  • Her travels to visit nomads in Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries.

  • Beduin weaving - what it is and how it is made.

  • Complete information about spinning, dyeing, and weaving techniques and tools.

  • The weavers' evolving lifestyles in a rapidly changing world.

  • The diversity of peoples encountered in the region.

Programs are accompanied by examples of weavings from her collection and demonstrations of spinning and weaving.

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