Women of Lakiya

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Design with a purpose

When you buy a KUSINER carpet, you make a difference in the life of a Bedouin woman.

Bedouin women are living in tribal societies where polygamy, illiteracy and poverty are prevalent. 90 % of Bedouin women are unemployed and 40 % live in polygamous marriages. Working either at home weaving – or in the weaving center in Lakiya is a way to use the traditional skills of weaving in a modern and commercial context. 

In past times, Bedouins have wandered with their herds all over the Middle East. Only a few decades ago, the Bedouins were relocated in villages throughout the Negev Desert. Some in government-built towns, like Lakiya – others in so-called unrecognized villages.

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