Madan Region: Mat makers

Date: 1951-58

Wilfred Thesiger (d. 2003) photographed the pounding of cut qasab stalks and the weaving of those stalks into mats in Madan region. He also describes the process in Ramla. See also: Weaver; Carpenter; Reed House Builder; Rug Maker.

Citation: Wilfred Thesiger, The Marsh Arabs (London: The Folio Society, 2004. First edition: London: Longman, 1964), between pp. 95, 95 (images: 10685.1, 23010.1). For the description in Ramla, see pp. 70-71.