Wonderful Women Holding Up The Sky

Grove, Peggy Ohl
March 1992
Fiberarts;Mar/Apr92, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p29
The article focuses on the women weavers of Lesotho who are members of the Helang Basali weaving cooperative. Christabel Jackson, the originator of Helang Basali, trades for mohair fleece at Maluti Mountains. The women weavers transform these fleece into a tapestry. The handmade upright looms are set up at the Saint Agnes Mission church hall where the weaving takes place. Many of the designs are created by the Lesotho women. They translate the images of rocky escarpments, the blue mountain landscapes or village scenes into woven tapestries.


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