Sawsan Rishmawi

Sawsan Rishmawi is a Palestinian glass and silver artisan based in Beit Sahour. As the political and economic situation made it difficult for her family to live off of her husband’s income alone, Sawsan wanted to find a way to help support her family. After learning how to make jewelry herself, she taught her sisters Fahn, Samia, Layali, and Salam how to make products from recycled glass as well. Today, the five sisters work together in their homes to support their families with their handicraft.