WMRA News
2:26 am
Mon May 19, 2008

The Rug Trade

Charlottesville, VA – For centuries, the Al-'Sanah Bedouin ranged between the Gaza Strip and the Negev Desert, herding animals and living in tents. Then the creation of Israel and the increasingly contentious nature of Gaza put an end to their nomadic life. These days this once proud people, now reduced to poverty, live in a few designated Bedouin towns in the Negev region of Southern Israel. WMRA's Martha Woodroof reports on one Charlottesville resident who's partnering with Bedouin women in making an economic comeback.

Bedouin Weaving