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According to the Berbers, life is a loom on which God holds the threads. A constant is traditional Berber women's lives, weaving is a means of both survival and creativity.
The process of weaving begins at the river, where the freshly shorn fleece is washed. After it dries, it is divided into long, sturdy fibers that will be spun into threads.
Tuareg and nomadic women would often create a loom out of nothing more than sticks and rocks, easy to assemble and disassemble as the tribe travels.
Wool is the most common fiber used for weaving, although cotton and even a "sabra" rayon have started to be incorporated in later years.