Tipology:Culture & Heritage
Women & Artisanship
Retreat: Adrère Amellal
Egypt > Siwa Oasis


The Women’s Artisanship Initiative began as a community development intervention designed to increase the empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of Siwan women through the production of traditional artisanship. The project created work opportunities for women in the area and supported the making up of Siwa Creations, a product line designed to incorporate traditional Siwan embroidery styles with the fashions of today.