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Ameri House
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
14 Mar 2018

The Āmeri House (Persian: خانهٔ عامری‌ها‎, translit. Khāneh-ye 'Āmerihā) is a historic house in Kashan, in Isfahan Province, in Iran.
It was built during the Zand era for Āghā 'Āmeri, the governor of Kashan, who was responsible for maintaining the security of the route between Tehran and Kerman.
Covering an area of 9,000 square metres (97,000 sq ft), it includes seven courtyards. The house is one of several large spectacular old houses in the central district of Kashan. Like the other houses around it, it was rebuilt in the 19th century, after the city was ravaged by a series of massive earthquakes in the 18th century.
The house is now a public museum, and is protected by Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization.

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kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
03 Mar 2018

Here you can seen all historical places in Kashan City, one of the most important cities in Iran.

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Sah Abbas the first Tomb
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
28 Feb 2018

Here you can see all sightseeing and Historical places in Kashan city.here is tomb of one of the most famous and greatest kings of Iran.

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fin garden
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
27 Feb 2018

Here you can see all sightseeings and Historical places in Kashan city.Fin garden located at kashan city , many centuries ago Mr,Amir Kabir minister of King Naseredin Shah was killed here in this Bathroom. Amir Kabir was the first man who established Daro al fonon School in Tehran city. He was a effective

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fin garden
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
24 Feb 2018

Here you can see all sightseeings and Historical places in Kashan city.Fin garden located at kashan city , many centuries ago Mr,Amir Kabir minister of King Naseredin Shah was killed here in this Bathroom. Amir Kabir was the first man who established Daro al fonon School in Tehran city. He was a effective

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borojerddiha House
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
23 Feb 2018

The house was built in 1857 by architect Ustad Ali Maryam for the wife of Seyyed Mehdi Borujerdi, a wealthy merchant. The wife came from the affluent Tabatabaei family; Seyyed Mehdi fall in love with her, and comissioned the building of this house for her.

It consists of a rectangular courtyard between a main living area (to the south) and an entrance area. It features wall paintings by the royal painter Sani ol molk, and three 40-meter-tall wind towers (two above the living area and one over the entrance area) which help cool the house to unusually cool temperatures. The main hall (reception hall) is topped by a khishkhan-type central dome, part of a geometric sculptural roofscape that has been compared to Gaudí's Casa Milà.[1][2] It has 3 entrances, and all the classic signatures of traditional Persian residential architecture, such as a biruni yard (exterior yard) and a daruni yard (andarun, interior yard). The house took eighteen years to build, using 150 craftsmen

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Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
22 Feb 2018

Hammam-e Sultan Amir Ahmad), also known as the Qasemi Bathhouse, is a traditional Iranian public bathhouse in Kashan, Iran. It was constructed in the 16th century, during the Safavid era; however, the bathhouse was damaged in 1778 as a result of an earthquake and was renovated during the Qajar era. The bathhouse is named after Imamzadeh Sultan Amir Ahmad, whose mausoleum is nearby.

Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, with an area of around 1000 square meters, consists of two main parts: the sarbineh (dressing hall) and garmkhaneh (hot bathing hall). The sarbineh is a large octagonal hall and has an octagonal pool in the middle, separated by 8 pillars from the outer section. There are four pillars in the garmkhaneh, which make smaller bathing rooms all around as well as the entrance section to the khazineh (final bathing room) in the middle. The interior of the bathhouse is decorated with turquoise and gold tilework, plasterwork, brickwork, as well as artistic paintings. The roof of the bathhouse is made of multiple domes that contain convex glasses to provide sufficient lighting to the bathhouse while concealing it from the outside

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Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
22 Feb 2018

Hammam-e Sultan Amir Ahmad), also known as the Qasemi Bathhouse, is a traditional Iranian public bathhouse in Kashan, Iran. It was constructed in the 16th century, during the Safavid era; however, the bathhouse was damaged in 1778 as a result of an earthquake and was renovated during the Qajar era. The bathhouse is named after Imamzadeh Sultan Amir Ahmad, whose mausoleum is nearby.

Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, with an area of around 1000 square meters, consists of two main parts: the sarbineh (dressing hall) and garmkhaneh (hot bathing hall). The sarbineh is a large octagonal hall and has an octagonal pool in the middle, separated by 8 pillars from the outer section. There are four pillars in the garmkhaneh, which make smaller bathing rooms all around as well as the entrance section to the khazineh (final bathing room) in the middle. The interior of the bathhouse is decorated with turquoise and gold tilework, plasterwork, brickwork, as well as artistic paintings. The roof of the bathhouse is made of multiple domes that contain convex glasses to provide sufficient lighting to the bathhouse while concealing it from the outside

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borojerddiha House
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
21 Feb 2018

The house was built in 1857 by architect Ustad Ali Maryam for the wife of Seyyed Mehdi Borujerdi, a wealthy merchant. The wife came from the affluent Tabatabaei family; Seyyed Mehdi fall in love with her, and comissioned the building of this house for her.

It consists of a rectangular courtyard between a main living area (to the south) and an entrance area. It features wall paintings by the royal painter Sani ol molk, and three 40-meter-tall wind towers (two above the living area and one over the entrance area) which help cool the house to unusually cool temperatures. The main hall (reception hall) is topped by a khishkhan-type central dome, part of a geometric sculptural roofscape that has been compared to Gaudí's Casa Milà.[1][2] It has 3 entrances, and all the classic signatures of traditional Persian residential architecture, such as a biruni yard (exterior yard) and a daruni yard (andarun, interior yard). The house took eighteen years to build, using 150 craftsmen

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borojerddiha House
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
20 Feb 2018

The house was built in 1857 by architect Ustad Ali Maryam for the wife of Seyyed Mehdi Borujerdi, a wealthy merchant. The wife came from the affluent Tabatabaei family; Seyyed Mehdi fall in love with her, and comissioned the building of this house for her.

It consists of a rectangular courtyard between a main living area (to the south) and an entrance area. It features wall paintings by the royal painter Sani ol molk, and three 40-meter-tall wind towers (two above the living area and one over the entrance area) which help cool the house to unusually cool temperatures. The main hall (reception hall) is topped by a khishkhan-type central dome, part of a geometric sculptural roofscape that has been compared to Gaudí's Casa Milà.[1][2] It has 3 entrances, and all the classic signatures of traditional Persian residential architecture, such as a biruni yard (exterior yard) and a daruni yard (andarun, interior yard). The house took eighteen years to build, using 150 craftsmen

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borojerddiha House
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
20 Feb 2018

The house was built in 1857 by architect Ustad Ali Maryam for the wife of Seyyed Mehdi Borujerdi, a wealthy merchant. The wife came from the affluent Tabatabaei family; Seyyed Mehdi fall in love with her, and comissioned the building of this house for her.

It consists of a rectangular courtyard between a main living area (to the south) and an entrance area. It features wall paintings by the royal painter Sani ol molk, and three 40-meter-tall wind towers (two above the living area and one over the entrance area) which help cool the house to unusually cool temperatures. The main hall (reception hall) is topped by a khishkhan-type central dome, part of a geometric sculptural roofscape that has been compared to Gaudí's Casa Milà.[1][2] It has 3 entrances, and all the classic signatures of traditional Persian residential architecture, such as a biruni yard (exterior yard) and a daruni yard (andarun, interior yard). The house took eighteen years to build, using 150 craftsmen

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Bazaar of Kashan
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
18 Feb 2018

Bazaar of Kashan (Persian: بازار کاشان‎ Bāzār-e Kāshān) is an old bazaar in the center of the city of Kashan, Iran. It is thought to have been built in the Seljuk era with renovations during the Safavid period.

The bazaar has a famous architecture, especially at its Timche-ye Amin od-Dowleh section, where a grand light well was built in the 19th century. The bazaar is still in use and is a few miles in total length. In the bazaar's complex beside the main bazaars, there are several mosques, tombs, caravanserais, arcades, baths, and water reservoirs that each were constructed in a different period.

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Bazaar of Kashan
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
18 Feb 2018

Bazaar of Kashan (Persian: بازار کاشان‎ Bāzār-e Kāshān) is an old bazaar in the center of the city of Kashan, Iran. It is thought to have been built in the Seljuk era with renovations during the Safavid period.

The bazaar has a famous architecture, especially at its Timche-ye Amin od-Dowleh section, where a grand light well was built in the 19th century. The bazaar is still in use and is a few miles in total length. In the bazaar's complex beside the main bazaars, there are several mosques, tombs, caravanserais, arcades, baths, and water reservoirs that each were constructed in a different period.

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Abbassian House
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
15 Feb 2018

The Abbasi House (Persian: خانهٔ عباسی‌ها‎, translit. Khāneh-ye 'Abbāsihā) is a large traditional historical house located in Kashan, Isfahan Province, Iran.

Built during the late 18th century, the house is an example of Kashan's residential architecture. Other such notable houses, such as the Tabātabāei House, are located nearby.

Said to have been the property of a famous cleric, the Abbāsi house has six courtyards that would fit the needs of different families. One of the chambers has a ceiling designed with mirror pieces so as to give the impression of a starry sky under the nocturnal glitter of candlelight. Secret passageways were also built into the house.

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borojerddiha House
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
14 Feb 2018

The house was built in 1857 by architect Ustad Ali Maryam for the wife of Seyyed Mehdi Borujerdi, a wealthy merchant. The wife came from the affluent Tabatabaei family; Seyyed Mehdi fall in love with her, and comissioned the building of this house for her.

It consists of a rectangular courtyard between a main living area (to the south) and an entrance area. It features wall paintings by the royal painter Sani ol molk, and three 40-meter-tall wind towers (two above the living area and one over the entrance area) which help cool the house to unusually cool temperatures. The main hall (reception hall) is topped by a khishkhan-type central dome, part of a geometric sculptural roofscape that has been compared to Gaudí's Casa Milà.[1][2] It has 3 entrances, and all the classic signatures of traditional Persian residential architecture, such as a biruni yard (exterior yard) and a daruni yard (andarun, interior yard). The house took eighteen years to build, using 150 craftsmen

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Agha Bozorg Mosque
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
14 Feb 2018

Agha Bozorgh Mosque was constructed for prayers, preaching and teaching sessions held by Molla Mahdi Naraghi II also known as Mulla Mohammad Naraqi, known famously by his title of Āghā Bozorgh (literally meaning big or great lord) given to him by the Shah himself. Molla Mahdi Naraghi II was the son of the legendary Mulla Ahmad Naraqi (also spelled sometimes as Naraghi) who was the second strongest person in Iran after the king himself, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar. Mulla Ahmad Naraqi is well known for rallying the Iranian forces against the Russian invasion of northern Iran and declaring "jihad" or "holy war" against the invading Russians. He was successfully able to reconquer the Iranian lands that the invading Russian forces had captured during that offensive.

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Agha Bozorg Mosque
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
14 Feb 2018

Agha Bozorgh Mosque was constructed for prayers, preaching and teaching sessions held by Molla Mahdi Naraghi II also known as Mulla Mohammad Naraqi, known famously by his title of Āghā Bozorgh (literally meaning big or great lord) given to him by the Shah himself. Molla Mahdi Naraghi II was the son of the legendary Mulla Ahmad Naraqi (also spelled sometimes as Naraghi) who was the second strongest person in Iran after the king himself, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar. Mulla Ahmad Naraqi is well known for rallying the Iranian forces against the Russian invasion of northern Iran and declaring "jihad" or "holy war" against the invading Russians. He was successfully able to reconquer the Iranian lands that the invading Russian forces had captured during that offensive.

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Agha Bozorg Mosque
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
14 Feb 2018

Agha Bozorgh Mosque was constructed for prayers, preaching and teaching sessions held by Molla Mahdi Naraghi II also known as Mulla Mohammad Naraqi, known famously by his title of Āghā Bozorgh (literally meaning big or great lord) given to him by the Shah himself. Molla Mahdi Naraghi II was the son of the legendary Mulla Ahmad Naraqi (also spelled sometimes as Naraghi) who was the second strongest person in Iran after the king himself, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar. Mulla Ahmad Naraqi is well known for rallying the Iranian forces against the Russian invasion of northern Iran and declaring "jihad" or "holy war" against the invading Russians. He was successfully able to reconquer the Iranian lands that the invading Russian forces had captured during that offensive.

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Abbasian House
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
13 Feb 2018

The Abbasi House (Persian: خانهٔ عباسی‌ها‎, translit. Khāneh-ye 'Abbāsihā) is a large traditional historical house located in Kashan, Isfahan Province, Iran.

Built during the late 18th century, the house is an example of Kashan's residential architecture. Other such notable houses, such as the Tabātabāei House, are located nearby.

Said to have been the property of a famous cleric, the Abbāsi house has six courtyards that would fit the needs of different families. One of the chambers has a ceiling designed with mirror pieces so as to give the impression of a starry sky under the nocturnal glitter of candlelight. Secret passageways were also built into the house.

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Abbasian House
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
13 Feb 2018

The Abbasi House (Persian: خانهٔ عباسی‌ها‎, translit. Khāneh-ye 'Abbāsihā) is a large traditional historical house located in Kashan, Isfahan Province, Iran.

Built during the late 18th century, the house is an example of Kashan's residential architecture. Other such notable houses, such as the Tabātabāei House, are located nearby.

Said to have been the property of a famous cleric, the Abbāsi house has six courtyards that would fit the needs of different families. One of the chambers has a ceiling designed with mirror pieces so as to give the impression of a starry sky under the nocturnal glitter of candlelight. Secret passageways were also built into the house.

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fin garden
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
13 Feb 2018

Here you can see all sightseeings and Historical places in Kashan city.Fin garden located at kashan city , many centuries ago Mr,Amir Kabir minister of King Naseredin Shah was killed here in this Bathroom. Amir Kabir was the first man who established Daro al fonon School in Tehran city. He was a effective

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abbassian House
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
13 Feb 2018

The Abbasi House (Persian: خانهٔ عباسی‌ها‎, translit. Khāneh-ye 'Abbāsihā) is a large traditional historical house located in Kashan, Isfahan Province, Iran.

Built during the late 18th century, the house is an example of Kashan's residential architecture. Other such notable houses, such as the Tabātabāei House, are located nearby.

Said to have been the property of a famous cleric, the Abbāsi house has six courtyards that would fit the needs of different families. One of the chambers has a ceiling designed with mirror pieces so as to give the impression of a starry sky under the nocturnal glitter of candlelight. Secret passageways were also built into the house.

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abbassian House
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
13 Feb 2018

The Abbasi House (Persian: خانهٔ عباسی‌ها‎, translit. Khāneh-ye 'Abbāsihā) is a large traditional historical house located in Kashan, Isfahan Province, Iran.

Built during the late 18th century, the house is an example of Kashan's residential architecture. Other such notable houses, such as the Tabātabāei House, are located nearby.

Said to have been the property of a famous cleric, the Abbāsi house has six courtyards that would fit the needs of different families. One of the chambers has a ceiling designed with mirror pieces so as to give the impression of a starry sky under the nocturnal glitter of candlelight. Secret passageways were also built into the house.

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fin garden
kashan
By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki
13 Feb 2018

Here you can see all sightseeings and Historical places in Kashan city.Fin garden located at kashan city , many centuries ago Mr,Amir Kabir minister of King Naseredin Shah was killed here in this Bathroom. Amir Kabir was the first man who established Daro al fonon School in Tehran city. He was a effective

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Jamdani Weaving: Ancestral Tradition ...
South Rupshi, Bangladesh
By Karim + Jenny
29 May 2015

Text by Jenny Gustafsson and Photos by Karim Mostafa
At first glance, South Rupshi looks like any other village in the Bangladeshi countryside. Tea stalls line the roads, kids play in the mid-day heat. Rickshaw-drivers pedal their decorated bikes. But something sets it out from other villages. Everywhere, bundles of yarn are left to dry in the sun. People on their porches spin threads onto spindles, scarves flow in the wind. South Rupshi is the ancestral home of a proud tradition in Bangladesh: the age-old jamdani weaving.

These days the village weavers are busy. The demand for saris is growing, the handmade fabrics are sold to customers all over Bangladesh and India, and exported abroad. Last year, UNESCO declared jamdani an intangible cultural heritage, stating its importance in Bangladesh as “a symbol of identity, dignity and self-recognition”. But things used to be different. Only a few decades ago, traditional weaving was a forgotten heritage.

Until sari entrepreneur Monira Emdad came and brought it back to memory. “In the early 80’s when traveling in rural Bangladesh, I came across hand-woven saris, more beautiful than I had seen anywhere else. I started bringing them to Dhaka, selling them from a small tin shed,” she says. Her efforts started a jamdani revival, which has meant the craft is now passed down to the next generation – providing an alternative to a rural workforce which otherwise is pushed into low-paying jobs with unsafe conditions. “This is much better for us. We can stay in the village and work nearby our families. And it’s not dangerous, we only use our brains here,” says weaver Mohammad Azim.
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Bangladesh weaving 01
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

Colourful yarn outside a house in South Rupshi, a typical Bangladeshi village with dusty winding roads and simple houses built close together.

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Bangladesh weaving 02
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

Mizanur, a weaver from South Rupshi outside Dhaka, working on a jamdani scarf. Jamdani is an age-old tradition, which saw its heydays during the era of Mughal rule. It was declining for a long time but is seeing a revival today.

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Bangladesh weaving 03
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

Mizanur, a weaver in one of the village workshops. Each sari is commonly woven by two weavers, only small scarves are made by one person.

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Bangladesh weaving 04
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

Two weavers in South Rupshi outside of Dhaka weave fine sari fabrics on traditional wooden looms. The craft, dating back to ancient times, is seeing a revival in Bangladesh and India.

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Bangladesh weaving 06
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

Mohammad Azim, a weaver in South Rupshi. The sari he's working on is a wedding sari, in the traditional red colour. Wedding saris are the most elaborate, and the weaving is headed by a senior weaver with a younger apprentice by her or his side.

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Bangladesh weaving 07
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

Almost all people in South Rupshi work in one way or another with jamdani weaving. The man in the photo is taking care of an old sari, fixing small holes and stains on the fabric. He calls it "the sari dry cleaner".

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Bangladesh weaving 08
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

In a courtyard in South Rupshi. The women and the man take care of saris that people have used and want restored to a condition like new. To make the fabric crisp again, they wet it with a mixture of rice and water.

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Bangladesh weaving 09
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

A small boy looks on as a woman spins yarn onto a wooden spindle in a courtyard in South Rupshi, outside Dhaka in Bangladesh. The village residents are involved in every step of the weaving process, from spinning and colouring the yarn to weaving the saris from start to finish.

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Bangladesh weaving 11
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

Alomgir and Sultana, brother and sister, work together on a white sari with golden decorations. All saris are woven by two weavers, one senior and one apprentice. Jamdani weaving is a collaborative work.

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Bangladesh weaving 12
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

A weaver spinning yarn in the corner of a workshop in South Rupshi. Many weavers work in their homes, other in simple shared workspaces nearby where they live. It allows them to stay close to their families, which many workers from rural Bangladesh cannot. The option for many is work in the garment industry, which employs over 4 million people, mostly, women, but offers low wages and dangerous working conditions.

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Bangladesh weaving 13
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

Detail of a jamdani scarf woven on a wooden loom. The weavers follow no manuals, all patterns are made from memory. There are hundreds of symbols, many taking their names from things in the Bangladeshi countryside.

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Bangladesh weaving 14
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

A senior weaver and a young boy. Traditionally, the knowledge of jamdani weaving is passed on to children when they are young. It remains like that today, but most children only weave after they have been to school in the afternoons.