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Balata Refugee Camp Womens' Shop


Iptisam (left) is the shopkeeper/entrepreneur whose efforts are stimulating the production of traditional embroidery in Balata Refugee camp. The ladies of the camp who produce the embroidery, are 2nd and 3rd generation refugees whose families were forced to flee during the Nakbah - the war of 1948.

Their families mostly came from villages in the Galilee and the area between Haifa and Tel Aviv. Balata Refugee camp is one of the most impoverished and crowded camps in the West Bank with over 30,000 people crammed into an area of about one square kilometer (about .386 square miles).

Iptisam was Director of the Women's Center in the Camp until 2014 when she decided to devote herself to women's economic development activities, culminating in the opening of the shop just outside the camp entrance, next to the church at Jacob's Well. 

Embroidered Cushion Cover - Series BRC - A

This classic cushion cover made by a Palestinian refugee is one of a series of four...

Details $96.00

Embroidered Cushion Cover - Series BRC - B

This classic cushion cover made by a Palestinian refugee is one of a series of four...

Details $96.00

Embroidered Cushion Cover - Series BRC - C

This classic cushion cover made by a Palestinian refugee is one of a series of four,...

Details $96.00

Embroidered Cushion Cover - Series BRC - D

This classic cushion cover made by a Palestinian refugee is one of a series of four,...

Details $96.00

Embroidered Cushion Cover - Series BRC - E

These cushions are a great addition to any decor.  Although more than one of each cu...

Details $96.00

Green Olive Hemp Bag with Embroidery

This hemp bag has the Green Olive logo. It was made in India and has had em...

Details $29.00

Hemp Bag with Embroidery

This hemp bag from India has had embroidery added by the ladies at Balata R...

Details $29.00

Ladies Bag

The Ladies at Balata Refugee Camp near Nablus spend about 2 days making a b...

Details $83.20