03-04-2014

Paticipant Thoughts - Marie Ekstedt Bjersing

It's been a great workshop with different perspectives and interesting discussions. One perspective I have been missing is to see and talk about Bedouin textiles from the last 100-200 years. It's important for putting the Bedouin weaving of today in a context.

Tradition is change! Tools, methods, material, patterns, techniques and skills change, depending on the circumstances. Sometimes small changes, sometimes many small changes that together make a big difference. To understand a weave you have to understand the thinking behind it. I'm looking forward to more discussions so we can understand more about the past and use the knowledge in the future. The tradition will continue to change!

Marie Ekstedt Bjersing