To our supporters, We are living through the most difficult and amazing time. You have demonstrated incredible support for artisans and farmers in Palestine and for the work our staff and partners are doing. We cannot thank you enough. As you can see shoppalestine.org has very little inventory right now. Both the shop online and our annual bazaar were successful beyond our wildest dreams! In the meantime, we have contacted all of our producers who are able to continue working. Orders are already on the way to us. We will do our best to update inventory as quickly as possible. On the way to us are more ceramics, glass, soap, keffiyehs, books, jewelry, Dead Sea products… and more. We are sorry but it is just not possible for us to individually notify you when items come in. We are truly beyond capacity right now. Please keep checking our website for items. We are shipping out orders to you as fast as we are able. But there have been and will continue to be delays. Know we are doing our best. Thank you so much for your support and solidarity! MECA Staff
Olivewood Christmas tree ornament in shape of xmas tree.
Please note that olive wood products may have slight imperfections. A valuable wood species, olive wood is harvested from branches of olive trees that have been pruned at the completion of olive-picking season. It takes a six-step process and 45 days for a piece of wood to become a beautiful piece of art. Skilled craftspeople spend six to seven years in training in order to become professional craftspeople.
The Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative, a certified fair-trade cooperative, founded in 1981 and based in Beit Sahour near Bethlehem, is working to alleviate poverty and assist artisans in the marketing of products.