Handmade on Ground Looms
Every single step in the process of making a KUSINER carpets is done by hand. The wool comes from local Awassi sheep, herded by Bedouins or Palestinian farmes. The women clean, dye and spin the wool in the weaving center in Lakiya. After the preparation of the wool, the wool is transported to the weavers' homes where the looms are.
The loom is simple: a wooden stick balanced on two cans on the ground. Stretching up to 6 meters, but no than more 1 meter wide. The construction of the loom originates from when the Bedouins were nomads - the loom was easy to transport.
For wider carpets, two or three woven strips are sewn together. The seam itself becomes a decorative element in the carpets.
Unlike other weaving methods, the warp consists of thick wool. The exact same wool as the carpet itself. This method makes the carpets double soft, rich and voluminous in their texture.