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The Artisans, The Team,
The Ghazala Weaving Community

The Ghazala Collective is located in Isreal/Palestine, and is composed of Bedouin and Jewish artisans; weavers, spinners, dyers, shepherds, and farmers. As a commission-based collective, we produce a wide range of fine museum-quality textiles.

 

In the spirit of cross-cultural Unity, we use an ethical, environmentally sustainable process which supports economic empowerment through a cultural flourishing of traditional textile arts in the Middle East. Our wool is sourced directly from camel and sheep flocks of Bedouin shepherds. The animals’ diets are dependent on wild rain-fed plants. The wool is harvested, hand-spun and dyed by Ghazala artisans all by hand. Our work model is based on redistributing wealth, by providing fair wages wherein the majority of the cost of each textile goes directly to the artist.

Learn More About Our Collective,

Our Team and Our Community Below

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Founder/Weaver

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Founder/Weaver

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Founder / Shepherd / Dyer

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Weaver / Lead Spinner

LILY SHEHADI

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Business Strategy, Design

UM KFEYA

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Spinners' Coordinator

VANESSA PALMER

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Creative Direction

MIKE KAPLIN

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Director of Center for Creative Ecology,

Dye Farmer

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Visionary Elder - In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory of Faiza Abu-Amra

The Ghazala Collective simply would not be, without Faiza.

We honor her with every weaving, with every project, she lives on in every new challenge and solution.

Her spirit is always there guiding us.

Read more about Faiza's story below.