Beautifully hand painted blue and white floral design plate. Equally suited for the dinner table or display.
Handcrafted by the artisans of the Holy Land Handicraft Co-operative Society, Bethlehem.
The Israeli occupation was leading to a decline in tourism and increasing economic hardship in the area, and had begun to threaten the handicraft industry in Bethlehem. By buying these fairly traded ceramics, you are helping to preserve the centuries-old craft and design traditions of Palestine, and provide a means of countering the deterioration of the local handicrafts industry. This helps to alleviate local poverty, decrease unemployment, increase incomes, decrease emigration, and sustain the Palestinian handicraft industry.