Berber Tents and Looms from the Sahara Desert

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Two different types of tent, the 'Persian' tent, a simple drape of a large sheet of cloth, and the 'Arabic' tent, more sophisticated with bands of densely woven wool to hold the fabric taught. This allowed larger tents to be made with far less wood in the poles, relying for its strength on a pair of centre poles whose angles can be adjusted to raise and lower the height of the tent.

We also look at two looms, the horizontal loom, laid out on the floor of the desert and painstakingly slow to weave on. It takes around six months to weave enough fabric to make a tent, and the vertical loom. This is not a 'backstrap' loom and every line has to be picked apart by hand.

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Allah bu insanlara akil ver petrol orda yine boyle yaşa yük taşımak için araba al bütün dogal zenginlikleri batı yiyor bunları uyandır yarap

Author — Salme Dmr


from what ive gathered from watching videos on Berbers they are some of the most hospital friendly people around

Author — Chronic Awareness


i’m Tuareg and my tribe has been living like this for thousands years, i appreciate your work❤️

Author — mmm


Nomad Architecture, I really love your work, I don't know how you guys do it! But your documentaries are amazing, Good job. 👍

Author — Benito Riviera


No ocidente, principalmente no Brasil as classes baixas querem tudo na mão, ficam escravas dependentes do governo.
Fazem filhos para o governo sustentar e casas populares grátis para viver fazendo mais e mais filhos. E suas gerações seguirão o mesmo caminho!

Author — Marlene Rosa


They are sure very hardy people. The weaving is wonderful. Must be so hard on their hands . Nobody is complaining. How nice that they work in such unity.

Author — leslie smith


It's just impressive how they managed
to live in the desert and making it look so easy and enjoyable, they're special people

Author — Sancy Patricio


Wow what a privlege we have to see such things, that we would never EVER see ! thank you

Author — eileen windras


I guess they made it to town to get some good old plastic footwear :)

Author — Marko Polo


The Berbers are fascinating; I want to learn more. Thank you. Cool channel.

Author — karenza t. Wall


Unbelievable they live in their own peace ✌️

Author — Never Give up


Gives a new found respect to generational wisdom and survival. I was once told that wisdom is knowledge applied, this video is a testament to that saying.

Author — vernon bowling


High atlas mountain amazigh in Morocco.

Author — ZenZano


I was impressed how you kept it all about them.
It seemed like the camera person was trying to be respectful and unobtrusive whilst at the same time capturing the hardship, rigours and pride of these survivors.
Truly remarkable.

Author — Andrea Marr


Men and women are so hard working, they have to make everything from scratch!!! Life is simple in one way and harsh in another way!!

Author — Athena Majnu


Massallah even we are poor in life must be important our family happy they have Allah in our life, sukran

Author — Joanna Bignayan


That camel was ready to get rid of that load. Great video!

Author — saravis56


Beautiful video, thank you for sharing! Greetings from Melbourne, Australia. 👋

Author — elena fernandez


Ladys and gentlemen this is the amazighe people known as (berbere) as you can see they are the best in hospitality because they are origin ethnic of morocco.

Author — Abdo Bolo


My life is so easy. And that music in the background is amazing.

Author — Arja Cholendra