We were in a shop and wandered into the back where this woman was weaving this beautiful fabric. The owner tells us that this is becoming a lost art. Most of the weavers are in their 70s and 80s. He is trying to encourage the government to put a program together to train the younger generation how to do this type of weaving before the older generation dies.
The weaver is held on the same level of prestige as a great warrior in the tribe. As she weaves she instills powers that protect the village and the home.