Watch: Basket Weaving in Lebanon
Visit the weavers of Serel, keeping artisan craft alive one basket at a time.
In the sleepy town of Serel, a small family enterprise is ensuring centuries old craft is not lost with time.
Using locally sourced bamboo and the art of handcraft, the Mansour family create woven products such as baskets, an essential part of daily life in Lebanon.
Committed to keeping tradition alive, the family dedicate long hours transforming simple bamboo reeds into carefully woven creations.
“This generation has to think carefully about work and consider developing a craft that is useful rather than one that is not...A craft to live from and teach to others... If you do not teach this child and this child does not teach the next child, the trade will die…”
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