Colorful tabletop ceramics are intricately hand painted in bold floral designs, a traditional Palestinian craft. Sales provide artisans in Bethlehem with fair trade employment, training, and opportunities to market their products worldwide. High gloss glaze. Microwave safe. Not oven safe. 3/4"h x 8 1/2" diameter. Please note the size of this platter, it is small but beautifully handcrafted! Thank you for supporting Fair Trade.
Fair Trade Artisans: Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society. The Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society represents Palestinian artisans working in the occupied territories on the West Bank of the Jordan River. Focusing on opening international markets to counter the decline of local sales, the work of the Holy Land Cooperative alleviates poverty, increases employment, and strengthens the local community while preserving Palestinian handicraft traditions. For generations, artisans have made carvings for Christian pilgrims visiting holy sites in the West Bank and Israel and the area is dotted with family workshops. The separation wall between Israel and the West Bank has taken a toll on artisans, due to the restrictions on the movement of people and goods and the sharp decline in tourism.