We have some new products coming soon insha’Allah, made by women in Palestine from Bethlehem, Hebron and Gaza.
I hope insha’Allah to provide an opportunity to promote and sell beautiful pieces they create, to all my Smart Ark customers.
All the pieces are hand stitched in their homes using the traditional Palestinian method of cross stitch called Tatreez, which is passed down through generations. The products are made to order and will be available in about a month’s time insha’Allah.
These women are living in difficult conditions due to the ongoing war and occupation. They have little or no income and depend on sales as a main source of revenue for their families. Many women suddenly become breadwinners due to becoming widowed, or the men are imprisoned, disabled deported or cannot find work.