Mother Of Pearl
Beginning back around the 15th century, Mother of Pearl Crafts became a part of mainstream Palestinian handmade crafts. The crafts provide an opportunity for women in the community to have employment, while expressing themselves creatively. The craft begins from the inner shell layer of mollusks and abalone which are then cut, designed and polished. At Bethlehem Fair Trade we work with many Mother of Pearl artisans creating beautiful pieces of jewelry.