Bedouin embroidery in Israel
I had the priviledge to meet the founder of this organization and to interview her. It was a wonderful time. She has a clear vision about improving the women of her own people who are inhabitants of the land of Israel. The Bedouin women live in a different culture than we are used to. Their husbands have the freedom to marry four women. This results often in trouble in the family. The women of hardly any freedom or rights and this organization tries to bring change for the women in a positiv approach and also to preserve the culture in the sense of artistic expression through embroidery.
In the embroidery itself one can see the struggle of the women and their lack of freedom. For us in the western countries it almost seems very natural to have this freedom. However we should not forget that some 100 years ago we had women in our societies standing up for freedom and women’s rights.
Just to have the right over your own children if the husband died was not natural in those days and much more. We owe to women like Naama, the founder of the organization above, that we have come this far.
If you have a opportunity to visit the site or if you visit Israel to visit their village in the Northern Negev I highly recommand you to do so and buy their products.