Through art, Zawyeh Gallery hopes to cultivate an appreciation for the richness and wonder of Palestine and the struggle and resistance of Palestinian people under the occupation.
From Mashjar Juthour, Ramallah, Palestine Mashjar Juthour is a non profit arboretum on the edge of Ramallah, committed to creating a wildlife conservation area and engaging the community in environmental education. They make educational games for kids as well as resources and botanic art prints that all work to reclaim and transfer traditional knowledge.
These folks use locally produced fabric, sewn by a tailor in Hebron, and printed in Dheishah Refugee Camp. They have reuseable tote bags and aprons that feature bilady or heirloom plants as well as traditional Palestinian dishes.
Oasis is a wonderful handicrafts workshop just outside Bethlehem, in the village of Beit Sahour. It offers community members with special needs an opportunity for recreation and to participate in an income-generating project. It was founded in 1998 as a project of the Union of Health Work Committees and has served its community since, creating handicrafts including recycled paper and cards which integrate seeds and flowers of Bethlehem.