Intricately hand-embroidered Bethlehem Star pot holder created by local and refugee artisans of the Surif Women's Co-operative, West Bank
With exquisite traditional Palestinian hand-embroidery, a craft honed over centuries and passed down through generations, this uniquely beautiful pot holder is perfect for handling hot cookware and protecting tables and work surfaces from heat. The cream-coloured cotton base fabric used for all Surif textiles is handwoven in Jerusalem Old City, giving Surif products their distinct contemporary style.
When you buy this expertly handcrafted pot holder, you are supporting the Surif Women's Co-operative. First established in 1950 to support refugees from the 1948 Nakba, what began as the Palestinian Needlework Program has grown into a fairtrade co-operative providing employment and empowerment for more than 400 women in the harsh and challenging environment of Surif Village which lies alongside the Green Line (1949 Armistice Line separating the West Bank and Israel) in the hilly region between Bethlehem and Hebron. Your shopping changes lives - thank you!
I already have the Olive Wood cross but have mislaid it. I love the calmness and peace stroking the wood gives me. The keyring is a perfect way to always have it with you. I will definitely be buying more to give out as gifts.
Great service and products as always.