Beautiful hand painted ceramics in colorful floral designs are a traditional Palestinian craft. These Fair Trade items provide artisans in Bethlehem with employment, a fair wage, training and opportunity to market and sell their stunning ceramics around the world.
Oval tray is microwave safe, but not oven safe - it has a high gloss glaze and measures 1 1/4"h x 10"w x 7"d. Please see our other West Bank Ceramics to create a set or mix and match!
These products are tested for lead content and are made for food use in accordance with FDA guidelines for food-safe ceramics.
For California residents: This product is also made in accordance with state guidelines for Proposition 65
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.
Artisans in West Bank specialize in ceramics, painting, and carving to produce their beautiful handcrafts.