Ethiopian Women’s Embroidery Project in Israel

Almaz Ethiopian Crafts

Or Yehuda, Museum of Babylonian Jewry 


Miki Shapiro conceived of a women's sewing center to employ Ethiopian women in 1993. Since then, the project has received governmental and Jewish Agency supoort by way of custom sewing orders. In addition, the women create table linens, accessories, Ethiopian women at work Judaica, and even clothing incorporating unique Ethiopian embroidery. Embroidery specialists are often Ethiopian men who supply squares of colorful embroidery that are then appliqued onto fabrics.

Coordinate your visit in advance to get a tour and explanation of the project. KissStop Shop Alert: Unique embroidered items for sale, as well as Ethiopian ceramic items.

Ethiopian crafts

  • Open daily from 8:00 – 15:00
  • Where: Haim Moshe Shapiro St., Lod
  • T: 08.921.0194
  • No. 2 on map


Note: There are 3 entrances into Lod – these directions are from Lod (Center). Turn right at first traffic light. Continue straight and look for a schoolyard on the right and the Almaz sign. Pull into the schoolyard to park. Almaz is in the single story building in front of you.

 CoolFor the full tour, go to Rte 40 North: Or Yehuda to Rehovot to Lakiya

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