Friendship & Peace Society Embroidery Project

We are a U.S. non-profit, philanthropic organization and Fair Trade Federation member, and we also are chartered by the Palestinian Authority to bring together Muslims, Jews, and Christians for friendship and peace. We have a self-help project that helps sustain economically the tradition of Palestinian craftsmanship. The Hebron Embroidery Project is composed almost entirely of fine craftswomen who are the sole support of their families and who carry on their ancient tradition of beautiful EMBROIDERY. These impoverished but skillful women come from the Palestinian villages around the holy city of Hebron: Beit Kahel, Sum'ua, Yatta, Idna, Beni Naim, and others. Some of them work at night after the children are asleep; others work while the children are at school. The older, unmarried daughters often help their mothers with the embroidery, which in this way is taught and passed down through the generations.

Link: www.friendship-and-peace.org

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Friendship & Peace Society Embroidery Project
P.O. Box 275
Point Arena, CA 95468
(941)922-7657

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