Jordan

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Vertical loom in Madaba, photo: Adeeb Atwan

Textiles

Textiles have been produced in the Jordan region since the last Stone Age. The region has materials for weaving, mainly sheep wool, goat hair...

Rug weaving

Rugs of Bani Hamida are handwoven Jordanian rugs from a village called Makawir in the district of Madaba, which is located in the central...

Olive woodcarving

Olive wood carving art, photo: Adeeb Atwan Olive wood carving (نحت خشب الزيتون, Nahet Khasab Al Zaytoon) utilises local raw materials to produce works of...

Mosaics

Mosaic techniques were developed by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia 4,000 years ago. They were coloured cones in geometric designs that were fixed and laid...

Filling sand bottles

Filling sand bottles (تعبئة زجاجات الرمل الملون, Tabe'at Zojajat Al Ramel Al Molawan) is a distinguished and unique handicraft of Jordan. It originated in...

Embroidery

Madraga, shoresh, thaob or khalaga, depend on the area, is the traditional woman’s dress in Jordan. It is black with embroidery down the front...
Nabataea’s pottery style, photo: Adeeb Atwan

Ceramics

Jordan has good clay deposits and a continuous history of pottery since the Neolithic period. Traditionally, pottery is practiced across Jordan using wood kilns...

Basket weaving from banana leaves

Traditional Jordanian basketry is made from wheat straw and banana leaves. It is one one of the oldest weaving techniques and is passed down...