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Jawal bags are used by the middle eastern nomads for multiple purposes.
When the nomads migrated from cold to warmer weather, their Jawal bags were filled with merchandise and tied closed at the top with rope. These bags were then carried on the backs of camels to their owner’s next destination.
When not being used in migration, the bags were often filled and used as pillows, or hung on the wall as decoration.
The makers of these bags hand weaved their culture, beliefs, thoughts, wishes and symbols into these multi-purpose pieces of art with the intention of conveying ancient art and culture to future generations.
As these bags were inherited by surviving family members, they became heirlooms, memorializing the ancestors that received them.
These bags are a lost art. They are no longer made due to the duration of time required to craft them.