Crafts

Weaving on Soqotra is undertaken exclusively by women, who use a horizontal ground loom. These looms have been in use from approximately 4400 BC (Collingwood 1968), and are especially suited to the early nomadic lifestyle of the Soqotri Bedouin. According to the Yemeni geographer Al-Hamdānī (c. 10th Century AD), Soqotri rugs and carpets were renowned for their quality, and formed one of Soqotra’s primary exports.

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Ceramics

Honey