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Meeting the Artisans: Domari Society of Gypsies in Jerusalem

Domari Society Handicrafts Jerusalem Local Artisans

Meeting the Artisans: Domari Society of Gypsies in Jerusalem

The Domari Society of Gypsies was established nearly 20 years ago, in 2000, by Ammoun Sleem with a vision to preserve the gypsy culture carried by the Dom (gypsy) people who came to Palestine over 500 years ago. The Society wanted to evidence their very existence here as a people, and promote their culture as a minority group in Occupied Palestine. The first community center was established in 2005. It was first located in the Old City of Jerusalem, later moving to its current location in Shu’fat which is a refugee camp east of the Old City. Last month I...

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