Bethlehem Handicraft Platform

The Bethlehem Handicraft Platform (BHP) is a collective of local artisans who craft handmade art for local and international sale. It has been founded to enhance the handicraft sector and strengthen the synergies between the actors in the Bethlehem area for the creation of a handicraft district.

Bethlehem Handicraft Platform protects and upholds Bethlehem’s artistic legacy by ensuring each unique work of art is certifiably “made in Bethlehem” from start to finish—using local raw materials and upholding the highest quality standards.

Our New Arrivals

Jesus in Tiberias

Jesus in Tiberias Status that is made from olive wood by Bethlehemmite...

christmas card

This card is made from the recycled papers by Bethlehemmite handicraft...

sand and wood frame

Olive wood and sand joined together to create a piece of...

christmas candel

Handmade candle with its decorations for...

Red Embroidery

Handmade red embroidery from the Bethlehemmite...

Small Nativity

Small Nativity item Hand made from the wool by Bethlehemmite...

Our Platform’s Members

Al Basma Special Rehabilitation Centre

Al Basma Special Rehabilitation Centre is a place where young adults with learning disabilities can go during the day for training in valuable life and work skills. The centre is in Beit Sahour, just East of Bethlehem in an area renowned for its olive wood carving.

Bethlehem Arab Women’s Union

The Arab Women’s Union in Bethlehem is a non-profit charitable, social and cultural society, founded in 1947 in Bethlehem. Its first mission was to support needy Palestinian women by providing them jobs that allowed them to have a decent life...

Handicraft Cooperative Association – Bethlehem

The handicraft cooperative association is a non-profit organization based in Bethlehem, Palestine. It was established in 2010. It is made up of 14 female members, each is experienced in a specific handicraft industry...

Ma’an lil-Hayat (L’Arche)

Ma’an lil-Hayat (Together for Life) is a community project in Palestine based on the production of wool-felt objects by persons with intellectual disabilities. Members of Ma’an lil-Hayat make ornaments, nativity sets, and other gift items from the wool of Bethlehem sheep...

The Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society

The Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society was established in 1981 as a means of countering the deterioration of the local handicrafts industry caused by the political situation, which had begun to impact the handicrafts trade by the late 1970s...

The Oasis Rehabilitation Centre

The Oasis Rehabilitation Centre, which works under the umbrella of the Health Work Committees Organization, has been established in Beit Sahour since 1998, in order to respond to the urgent needs of the society...

Women’s Child Care Society

The Women’s Child Care Society (WCCS) was established in 1944 in the Christian village of Beit Jala near Bethlehem. Over the last five decades, WCCS has grown to serve increasing needs of the community...

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