More From Region


Israel Projects by Bedouin Women were Declared Tourist Sites

Two projects, “Desert Embroidery” and “Desert Weaving” work in the Bedouin settlement of Lakiya near Be’er-Sheva.

On this Page:

Dying the wool

Two projects, “Desert Embroidery” and “Desert Weaving” work in the Bedouin settlement of Lakiya near Be’er-Sheva.

The ministry of tourism has recently acknowledged the unique projects, made by the Bedouin women in the settlement, as tourist sites. The projects were erected as part of a business initiative developed especially for Bedouin women, and at the moment, over 250 women are employed by these projects.
The “Desert Embroidery” project enables Bedouin women to create traditional embroidery at home, with traditional motifs and decorations that have been passed in the Bedouin tribes through their history. The women also hold Bedouin embroidery workshops, and the place can hold events according to Bedouin tradition. The site is currently a tourist attraction for tourists that wish to know the Bedouin tradition and the unique work of the women within the tribe more closely.

The “Desert Weaving” project is unique worldwide. The women that work in it weave rugs, performing all the stages on site, including spinning and dying the threads, interweaving, weaving in ground looms and the finish. Weaving skills are passed on from mother to daughter. The place holds fun days, lectures and workshops for groups and individuals.

During the last few years, there has been a steady increase in tourist activities in Bedouin settlements in the Negev desert. In addition to the Bedouin women’s projects, Be’er-Sheva, Rahat and Kuseyfe hold a Bedouin market, Rahat has the “Peace Tent”, and the picturesque village of Drajat has the olive press.

The article and the photos courtesy of the Israel Tour Guides Association


 Sites & Attractions

​The Negev Museum of Art is located in the Old City of Be'er Sheva in a charming histor...
The Carasso Science Park was designed to inspire, intrigue, educate and motivate people...
Situated on the banks of the biblical Be’er-Sheva River, at the gates of the Old City, ...
Synagogue built as a model of the synagogue that was located in Cochin in south-west In...
Artificial lake in the Timna riverbed in Timna Valley. Resort facilities, restaurant on...


The Leonardo Negev hotel is located in the heart of Beer Sheva, near city center and ho...
​The hotel is located in Ashkelon’s magical marina and holds 131 hospitality rooms with...
The hotel is located in the town of Ashkelon, 28 Arakefet Street is a 10 minute walk fr...





 Events In Area