Monday, August 18, 2014

"Desert Embroidery" by Bedouin women

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Bedouin handicrafts on exhibit at a gallery in Beer Sheva.


This embroidery is made by Desert Embroidery, the Association for the Improvement of Women's Status, in the town of Lakiya (just a few miles west of Meitar).


From their nice website:
In the 1980's, a group of Bedouin girls got together to improve life in their village. In 1996 the Association for the Improvement of Women's Status achieved official recognition as the first Bedouin women's non-profit organization in Southern Israel. 
Today we run a successful embroidery program to generate income for Bedouin women and preserve traditional handicrafts. 
We operate a mobile library serving over 1,500 children, as well as educational programs for women and youth. 
We invite you to visit the Desert Embroidery Visitor Center or browse the fine handmade embroidery products we offer. 
See a nice little video of the kids at the mobile library on YouTube.


The temporary exhibit of Bedouin crafts is  at the Artist's House of the Negev.


The gallery is in an old house in the Old City of Beer Sheva.
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14 comments:

Cloudia said...

Nice to see, thanks!




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Jim said...

Interesting post.

Nadege said...

Such cute children in the You Tube video.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photos of wonderful creations of native clothing ~ a treasure for OWT ~

musedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

William Kendall said...

Beautiful colours, Dina. I like the look of the Artist's House.

Petrea Burchard said...

Very pretty stuff.

VP said...

Very nice, I have never seen anything like this!

José Mendonça said...

Wonderful handicrafts! Great colours.

Powell River Books said...

Beautiful handwork, it must have taken a very long time. - Margy

Halcyon said...

These are really beautiful!

RedPat said...

A wonderful initiative and lovely show!

Tom said...

I love to see crafts from around the world...thanks. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful photos, I love these handicrafts, I don't know why...

Kay said...

I just love the beautiful colors. It must brighten the desert.