Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Feb 26, 2009

Update on Carpet Weaving Program

Since the last update, AIL has added one more woman to its carpet weaving program. The program now has a total of 11 women involved. Most of the carpet weavers are widows that have to other way to earn a living. Widows in Afghanistan live with their extended family, and are usually given a limited amount of space in which to live (one room of their own). One room is not enough space for the women to set up a loom to begin their own carpet weaving business, so AIL has set up looms in two centers for the women to use. Each center has master carpet weavers that work with the less advanced weavers in a program much like an apprenticeship. When a piece of carpet has been completed, AIL sells the piece and pays the weavers a living wage.


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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Project Leader:
carolyn dunlap
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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