Weaving in Oman a traditional craft

Oman still has a few traditional pit loom weavers and I enjoyed a visit to one.

Weaver and thread
Weaver and thread

Using a mixture of locally made and foreign manufactured equipment they create lengths of cloth for garments worn in Oman.

Equipment for Weaving & Dates
Equipment for Weaving & Dates

Here the reeds (heddles) are locally made from date palm & reed and imported steel. Though dyeing is still done in Oman the man imports his thread from India.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4