Current Location:
Lake Michigan Hall -> 2nd Floor (LMH)
Location Notes:
LMH; 2nd flr, south wall

Bedouin Weaving

Artwork
Identifier:
2006.252.1
Artist:
Bedouin Artisan
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Wool
Date:
circa 2000
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 27.125 in Width: 39 in
Description:
Large rectangular pillowcase with vertical stripes. Large blue seam down the center. Four bold white stripes.
Historical Context:
The Bedouin are a predominantly desert-dwelling Arab ethnic group (previously nomadic, currently mostly settled) found throughout most of the desert belt extending from the Atlantic coast of the Sahara via the Western Desert, Sinai, and Negev to the Arabian Desert. Non-Arab groups as well, notably the Beja of the African coast of the Red Sea, are sometimes called Bedouin.