Almaz was established in 1999 as an entrepreneurial project for empowering Ethiopian women and men in Israel. The project employs a staff of Ethiopian embroidery artisans. They keep the traditional Ethiopian art forms alive by creating embroidered works through the Almaz project in the city of Lod.
The goal of the project is to preserve Ethiopian art, which is based on ancient ethnic embroideries that reflect traditional Ethiopian culture. The project produces wall hangings, embroidered pictures, decorative items, Judaica and ethnic clothing.
The project employs embroidery artisans who work in their homes or in the Lod factory, gift store and visitors center. The artisans also participate in exhibits and fairs throughout Israel.
Almaz is administrated by Pesher – an acronym in Hebrew for the Society for the Development of Welfare Services in Lod – which has been operating since 1987. Pesher’s goal is to develop and promote disadvantaged and unique communities in Lod and the surrounding area. Pesher has partnerships with various government ministries and state entities. Almaz works in partnership with the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor.
Almaz’s Range of Products Includes:
A variety of unique textiles for decorating the home: wall hangings, curtains, tablecloths and runners.
A variety of ethnic clothing: jalabiyas, shirts, vests.
Accessories: bags, mobile device cases.
Others: bookmarks, perpetual calendars, paper office products.
Judaica: mezuzot, challah covers, Shabbat and holiday tablecloths and yarmulkes.
A variety of unique made-to-order items.
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