AncientPhoenicia

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Made in Palestine

All items are designed by the skilled artisans at Hebron Glass and Ceramics factory.

Established in 1890, Hebron Glass & Ceramics Factory is a family business located in the historic West Bank city of Hebron, well-known for its traditional glass-blowing and Ceramics.

In West Bank, each workshop uses a secret family recipe to create graceful shapes with unique patterns as glass is blown and spun on the end of a metal tube. Hebron glass was traditionally produced using sand from the village of Bani Na'im, east of Hebron in West Bank and sodium carbonate is taken from the Dead Sea. Today, recycled glass is the primary raw material. All tabletop items created by Hebron Glass are lead-free and safe to use.

The tradition of glassblowing continues today in three factories just north of the city, they produce primarily souvenirs, wine glasses, dishes, bowls, flowerpots, and other products.
Hebron Glass is the leading producer of those companies. The name originally applied to the national hand-crafted, mouth-blown glass named in Arabic Zujaj Nafakh. Because the color blue is a cultural favorite in the Arab world, Hebron Glass came to describe the blue glass products, both the light turquoise blue (copper blue) and the deep royal blue (cobalt blue). The factories also specialize in a Middle Eastern favorite, Imzakhraf, which is a dot-painted, Arabesque design technique on traditional blown glass.

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  • Hebron Glass and Ceramics Factory

    Hebron, Palestine

    Established in 1890, Hebron Glass & Ceramics Factory is a family business located in the historic West Bank city of Hebron, well-known for its traditional glass-blowing and Ceramics.

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