El berda as known from thousands of years in upper egypt. is a type of kilim and also used as fabrics for local shawls for local upper egyptian women, it handmade from natural camel and sheep wool without any natural or artifical dyes..it very rare crafts but still handmade in south egypt in qena.
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Kome El-dabie Village
Umm Saad, a simple craftswoman, lives in the Kome Al Dabie Village in Naqada district of Qena Governorate, located in the deep south of Egypt at about 25 km north of Luxor. The scene shows her working on the shuttle "of Pharaonic design and origin", for the production of “Ferka” - traditional ancient textiles originating from this area. She stated "Every house in our village was included a traditional “Ferka” manual piece of machinery named "Noël”. It was always set up in a special room we called " Hazel",