Baskets - Bazaar
During the Shavuot holiday, HPH and Bamat-etgar hosted a basketry bazaar. Its modest hall in south Tel Aviv filled up, as by magic, with baskets woven by Arab women, graduates of courses in Kufr Qara and Nazareth. The bazaar drew a large crowd: people involved in environmental issues, co-existence, women's empowerment, and folk art. More than 70% of the baskets were snapped up.
The basket weavers learned their skills in courses organized by Sindyanna and Hanitzotz Publishing House. The purpose was to help provide work for Arab women. Most of the participants have suffered through long years of forced unemployment. The sales of the baskets reached 1000 Euro, Which the women received directly.
(more about the basketry project: www.sindyanna.com )