Jewelry Making

Who makes this craft:

Amari Women's Program Center
Bedouin Silver Tetn Association
Beit Doqu Development Society
Domari Society of Gypsies in Jerusalem
Haneen Project
Idna Ladies Association










Traditional Palestinian jewelry was often made by the town's silversmiths.  Women wore as part of their traditional costume elaborate earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and head dresses.  Amulets containing religious verses or glass beads made in Hebron were also popular, believed to ward off the evil eye.  Sunbula works with Palesinian designers Hamada Atallah and Amir Salameh to bring the rich jewelry-making tradition in today's handicrafts.