The art of survival: Weaving Home Reveals the Courage of Houston's Karenni Refugees in Cloth

Culture Map Houston | Joel Luks | May 23, 2012

The activity of weaving is to the Karenni community from Burma (currently Myanmar) what home cooking, cleaning and checking email is to most Houstonians — it's just something everyone does. Young girls learn the technique from their elders starting at 5 years of age as a form of play, at first beginning by completing a scarf, then moving on to more intricate patterns.

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