The Bedouin art of textile making is passed down from generation to generation, with each family weaving in their own history and tradition. Coming into this space isn’t just about learning the craft, but an act of cultural preservation.
You are welcome to join the textile workshop, housed in one of our community tents, to learn how to create beautiful designs out of sheeps’ wool. Participants can choose which design they would like to create–small objects from little bags and purses to decorations which can be hung from the wall–and will receive hands-on instruction in how to create the design they choose.
You can take a physical reminder of your time at the Desert Shepherd House by participating in one of our textile workshops. These workshops are led by three women in the community who love to share their knowledge of knitting and textile making with those who wish to learn. During the workshop, the instructors will also share the history of the art of textile making, as well as share their own textile creations.
Sitting and learning from the indigenous communities is a powerful way to connect, grow, and come to a better understanding of the land. These are the spaces special relationships are made.
For individuals the cost is $35. Bring more people and get a discount on each subsequent person. Bringing a party of more than four? – check out our special group rates.
Build relationships with the ancient tribes that have shaped the Holy Land.
Stunning landscapes, historical accounts of resistance, and deep cultural experiences.
Learn how to make traditional Bedouin bread and how the process fits into the ecosystem of sustainability from the women of the village.
Join the village’s shepherds to learn about the role they, along with their sheep and goats, play in supporting the community’s economy and traditions.
CAMPING IN THE DESERT
See first-hand the beauty and history our deserts have to offer–watch the sun rise and set, listen to local stories, all while you sip traditional Bedouin tea.
Sit side by side with shepherds who will explain the importance of carrying on their traditions while teaching you how to milk goats.
Historical sites, a striking landscape, wild camels, and more! Join our tour of the desert to learn about the land’s past and our hopes for the future.
Bedouin communities have a special history of conflict resolution. Meet a local judge to learn more about the practices useful in reconciliation.
Learn about this treasured tradition of textile creation from a few experienced women of the village, and take yours home with you when you leave.
We really hate to brag, but we know we have one of the most comfortable guest houses in the whole region–and best of all, it’s on our very own land!