August 4, 7:00 pm, KPFA interview on the program, "Voices of the Middle East and North Africa." To subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, click here. View or listen to the program's archived podcasts. Visit the web site at KPFA.
Joy Totah Hilden has been doing field research on Bedouin weaving since 1982. Her new book, Bedouin Weaving of Saudia Arabia and its Neighbours, is now available for order. With her husband, who taught in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, she traveled near and far in search of weavers whose knowledge of this fast-disappearing craft she wants to preserve.