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West Bank Appetizer Plate - Small Things Fair Trade

West Bank Appetizer Plate

Regular price $7.99

Colorful tabletop ceramics are intricately hand painted in bold floral designs, a traditional Palestinian craft. Sales provide artisans in Bethlehem and Hebron with fair trade employment, training, and opportunities to market their products worldwide. High gloss glaze. Slight color and paint variations may occur due to the handmade nature of these ceramics. Microwave safe, not oven safe. Hand wash recommended. each: 1"h x 5 1/4"dia

Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans

ABOUT THE ARTISAN

West Bank

Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans (BFTA) supports the most vulnerable artisans in the West Bank so they can maintain their local handcraft traditions. Your purchase helps artisans restore their dignity with skill training and places to sell their products, helping them to become active agents in their own livelihoods and to develop their social rights and communities.

Over the past few years, Bethlehem-area artisans have faced increased challenges: fewer tourists to buy their products, a lack of employment opportunities, and limited resources. Increased international competition has also exploited artisans and made it harder for them to receive fair prices. Committed to the principles of fair trade, BFTA artisans are introduced to new markets and are supported with skills training and other development opportunities. Working with artisan producers specializing in olive wood, embroidery, and hand-painted ceramics, BFTA promotes and celebrates cherished Palestinian culture and traditions.