Friday, March 20, 2009

Blogapix - Jebel Bani Hamida

Springtime is always a wonderful occasion to take to the road and head off into rural Jordan, such as Jebel Bani Hamida, south of Madaba. It does wonders for the soul, especially when coupled with a visit to the Bani Hamida weaving project and centre; if only they could set up tent to serve tea and coffee there too, it would be just perfect!



On the road to Bani Hamida with a glimpse of the Dead Sea


Sheep herding is an important business in these regions, for these 'guys' ...


...produce this .... 


...that makes these ....




...that provides income support for women that sustains a community that preserves a cultural heritage that blends the traditional with the modern;    always a successful model of development for locals and tourists alike.   

Long may it last!

J



3 Comments:

Anonymous hamede said...

if only they could set up tent to serve tea and coffee there too, it would be just perfect!

Done.

Saturday, March 21, 2009  
Blogger joladies said...

Great Hamede ...Thanks! Looking forward to the next trip!

Nice to see you blogged about Bani Hamida on the Blog About Jordan Day. Although I don't know why the rural 'isolated' nature of the place should be deemed a problem .... hope they don't go and ruin it with wider roads etc .... as it is precisely the nature of the place that is so appealing. They just need better municipal services. If large tourist buses can make it there on existing roads, why is there no proper public transport? Makes no sense! J

Saturday, March 21, 2009  
Blogger Thea said...

Hi,

I am applying for a grant given to graduating students to allow them to study their life-long interests for one year outside of the United States.
My life-long interest is textile and fiber production, its cultural significance and dying craft. Luckily, my research has led me to this blog.

I have been trying to get in contact with someone from the Bani Hamida Weaving Project. Is there any way you have any sort of contact information you could supply me with so I could visit this project.

Thanks

Monday, September 14, 2009  

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