Hawran Plateau: Tent-Cover Makers (rowáks)
Date: early-nineteenth century
Tent-covers were most often weaved by Bedouin women. These were made from camel or goat hair, or a blend of both. Mothers and daughters used a loom (nutou) to produce these tent-covers in front of the meharram (women’s apartment). Also mentioned are: wool manufacturers, provision bags, camel bags, and bonnets (mèaraka).
Citation: Burckhardt, John Lewis, Notes on the Bedouins and Wahábys, collected during his Travels in the East, by the late John Lewis Burckhardt (London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Reprinted, New York and London: Johnson Reprint Company, 1967), pp.67-69.