Peaceful Tapestry Crochet

Although Mohammed Assadi doesn’t know the difference between knitting and crochet, hooks and needles, or wool and cotton, he wrote a very interesting article for Reuters.com in August about how tapestry crochet is helping support industrious women in Palestine.

Palestinian tapestry crochet
Palestinian tapestry crocheter and kippah

The short piece says that women in villages like Deir Abu Meshal on the West Bank have been producing religious headgear for their Jewish neighbors (and for export to the US) for years. The women told him that they enjoy making kippah while talking to each other and can tapestry crochet five a day.  At $3 each, that’s only $15,  but money goes further there than it does in the US.

Isn’t it wonderful that tapestry crochet not only helps put food on their tables, but also brings people together?

2 Responses to “Peaceful Tapestry Crochet”

  1. Cecilia says:

    Hola
    Quiero decirte, desde Temuco, Chile, al sur del mundo, para decirte que tus trabajos son fabulosos, estoy grata y realmente impresionada por la calidad de tus trabajos.
    Saludos. =)
    Ceci

    Hi
    I want to tell you, from Temuco, Chile, on the south of the world, to say that your work is fantastic, I am really impressioned with the quality of your work.
    Greetings =)
    Ceci

  2. Mil gracias! Espero ver tu trabajo, tambien!

    Thanks! I look forward to seeing your work, too!

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