The basket weavers learned their skills in courses organized by Sindyanna, WAC and Hanitzotz Publishing House. The purpose was to help provide work for Arab women. Most of the participants have suffered through long years of forced unemployment.
The women learn traditional techniques, but their main material is the base of the palm frond, which was introduced into basketry only 25 years ago. The result is unique and sturdy. The fronds are found, after the autumn date harvest, in piles of refuse beside the palm groves of the Jordan Valley. The women add olive and mastic branches collected in the groves near their villages.
Order Fair Trade baskets as gifts!
As the holidays approach, Sindyanna is marketing gift baskets, each containing its olive-oil products, to firms that follow the tradition of making holiday gifts to their workers. We offer both special baskets and plain ones modestly priced. Please let your company know. It’s a chance to combine the highest quality with an act that advances the cause of a just society.
One can also order baskets from our catalogue. For details, see .