W: Weavers

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W is for Weavers

The village of Kerdassa, not far from the pyramids of Giza, is the place to shop for galabeyyas, scarves, and handwoven carpets and textiles. Weavers, like the man above, use looms that have changed little since ancient times. This weaver was working on a particular blue-and-white patterned piece of material typically used by people living in Siwa oasis.