Hand carved olive wood dove brooch with branch.
Made by Gloria Enterprise, Beit Sahour coordinates the sales of olive wood and mother of pearl for workers in about 300 small workshops. All of the Bethlehem area is isolated by the Separation Wall; Har Homa settlement (Jebel Abu Ghaneim) is ‘a stone’s throw’ away. Gloria’s shop showcases work of artisans and encourages cooperation, maintaining the highest quality. Many artisans are in serious debt; although they receive what is considered locally a fair price for their work, like other Palestinian artisans, they have no health insurance or pensions.