Palestinian Crafts: A Collection of Traditional Crafts from Palestine
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A Collection of Traditional Crafts from Palestine including Bedouin Weaving, Ceramics, Glass, Majdalawi Weaving, Olive Oil Soap, Olivewood Carving, Pottery and Tatreez-Embroidery and more.

Bedouin Weaving - The Bedouin weaving was developed in their unique culture, creating household items suited for the life in the desert. Bedouin Weaving
The Bedouins are a nomadic people who, historically, have lived across the Middle East and North Africa, inhabiting arid areas and moving their base with turning of the seasons.
Ceramics - Palestinian ceramics are produced at traditional family owned factories in Hebron and some other cities. Ceramics
Palestinian ceramics are produced at traditional family owned factories in Hebron and some other cities. They include a wide range of colorful hand painted plates, vases, hanging ornaments, tiles, cups, jars and framed mirrors.
Glass - The city of Hebron is also known worldwide for its famous glass blowers and designers. Glass
The city of Hebron is also known worldwide for its famous glass blowers and designers. Glass factories, where hand-blown glass products are made, have been a feature of the city since the Middle Ages.
Majdalawi Weaving - Originated from the Palestinian village of Al-Majdal (Israeli city of Ashkelon today). Majdalawi Weaving
Originated from the Palestinian village of Al-Majdal (Israeli city of Ashkelon today), the Majdalawi fabric is a traditional Palestinian cloth woven by a male weaver on single treadle looms, using black and indigo cotton threads combined with silk threads in fuchsia and turquoise.
Olive Oil Soap - The Palestinian town of Nablus has long been known throughout the Middle East for its large-scale production of olive oil soap. Olive Oil Soap
Palestinians are as particular about their choice of olive oil as the French or Italians are about their food. The oil from Ramallah is light and a little bitter, while oil from Beit Jala is heavier and bitter like freshly pickled olives. Most oils in the area are the result of the first cold pressing.
Olivewood Carving - Olivewood is a local material found throughout Palestine, and the wood carving can be traced back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Olivewood Carving
Olivewood is a local material found throughout Palestine, and the wood carving can be traced back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Travelers' accounts and historical documents describe the beauty of olive wood rosaries and crucifixes and their popularity among pilgrims.
Pottery - Pottery making is an ancient industry in Palestine. The traditional shapes and designs used in contemporary pottery are similar to those found on artifacts unearthed at old archaeological sites. Pottery
Pottery making is an ancient industry in Palestine. The traditional shapes and designs used in contemporary pottery are similar to those found on artifacts unearthed at old archaeological sites.
Tatreez-Embroidery - Once a traditional craft practiced by village women, Palestinian cross-stitch embroidery has become an important symbol of Palestinian culture. Tatreez (Cross-stitch Embroidery)
Once a traditional craft practiced by village women, Palestinian cross-stitch embroidery has become an important symbol of Palestinian culture.

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