Silk and Grain is a project by Palestinian Women.
Kick-started in 2014 in the village of Kufur Ni’ma, and later on expanded to cover the villages Deir Ibzea’, Beit Furik, Beit Liqya, and Jerusalem, the project provides income for more than 25 women. The project has received the support of the Jordanian society “Women for Jerusalem” as it provides marketing for the products. Silk and Grain has since participated in multiple local and international exhibitions where embroidered items such as clothes, bags, and accessories where displayed, highlighting tradition as well as a modern take on this tradition. Women within these projects use multiple types of fabric like silk, chiffon, velvet, and others alongside french silk for the embroidery itself, ensuring beauty and quality.
With more than 100 pieces produced a month, Silk and Grain aims to market itself better and wider all over the West Bank and Gaza, in order to provide more work opportunity for a wider range of women.