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Weaving

The Art of the Loom in Varanasi, India

Leora Novick | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

Varanasi, India is home to world class weavers and a huge textile industry. I was lucky enough to get to visit these craftsman and observe as they handled the enormous looms with grace and dexterity.

Mentoring Mom: Home Handicrafts Business Expands to Hire Youth

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

A stressed, angry wife struggling to support a seriously ill husband and three children figures out a way to mechanize her output and produce four times as much merchandise in four hours a day.

Weaving Natural Resources Into Family Wealth

Suzanne Skees | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Living at such a high elevation (12,549 feet) near Juliaca in the Andes Mountains, in a climate at once subtropical and highland, they work outside from freezing dark predawn, through the harsh heat of the day.

LOOK: This Is What Nightmares Look Like

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.30.2013 | Arts

Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi has a way with threads. In his ongoing exhibition, "Hypnopompic," the warp and weft master combines surreal imagery wi...

Why Afghanistan's Carpet Loomers Are Feeding Their Children Hashish

VICE | Kevin Sites | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

Like most women in Afghanistan’s Qalizal District, Bebehaja’s life is told on the strings of a carpet loom. It’s a vocational inheritance of wom...

LOOK: Woven Mug Shots

Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts

Egyptian artist Ghada Amer's erotic embroidery and Shelia Hicks's impressive fiber constructions prove that textile art is no longer for prim and prop...

Leader of Weavers

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.01.2013 | Small Business
Suzanne Skees

Taking advantage of the skills training provided by his new employer, Shivanandan diversified his weaving designs and became secretary of his local weavers' trust. And in a lottery-based award system through BDT, Shivanandan got to travel to India's capital city, Delhi, to visit other artisans in the large Dilli Haat gift-market.

Small Town Life In The Peruvian Andes

Leora Novick | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

Life here in Rumira is simple: The locals don't ask for much and receive exactly that.

Peru, Fashion Muse

Leora Novick | Posted 01.30.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

While each village continues to add their own personal flavor, the core traditions of the Quechua people are still the a vibrant thread in Peru's fashion scene.

Artwork Made From Oreos, Toast

Posted 09.23.2011 | Arts

In her food art series, 'From Scratch,' Artist Judith Klausner has created collection that addresses womanhood in various incarnations throughout hist...

Interwoven With Prayer: Learning To Knit And Give Thanks

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

As I understand it, our hands are supposed to be God's hands in the world. The works of our hands are marked by the fingerprints of the Divine. They are artifacts of God's love. I yearn to create, to make something beautiful with my hands.

Project Interchange Highlights Bedouin-Style Fair Trade in Lakia, Israel

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Elsana and her three Israeli-Bedouin partners envisioned a better life for themselves and founded the Association for the Improvement of Women's Status, Lakia in 1992.