Iraq al Amir, Jordan

Make Traditional Crafts in a Historic Village

2-3 Hours |

Let the women of the Iraq al Amir Association teach you traditional weaving techniques, how to craft and paint your own ceramics or the process for making organic paper from natural leaves of banana and okra. You can also enjoy a traditional sample platter of local foods and explore the beautiful Ottoman-era building that houses the Association.

Right for You?

Duration

2-3 Hours

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion, Family Friendly and Foodie Fun

Languages

Arabic
The women speak very little English, so get ready for some gesturing.

Physical Activity

Light activity

Location

Small Towns/Villages

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
Starts at:

$17/person

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Speaks: Arabic

Highlights

  • Make your own ceramic piece using traditional tools, paint it and take the finished product with you
  • Learn how to weave using traditional and eco-friendly tools
  • Make natural papers from the fibers of banana, okra and halva leaves

Details

Schedule

Flexible start time, arrange in advance

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Activities

You can choose one or all of these activities: making organic paper, traditional weaving and making ceramics.

Food

Available for purchase (extra $)
Try the traditional mazze platter!

Traveler Reviews

If you've been here, please tell us about it!  

Really nice experience

We really enjoyed the time with the ladies at the co-op. They were super nice, and put effort into communicating with us. They told us about them and their lives. And we enjoyed seeing and doing what they are doing everyday at work. We had lunch there which was really one of the best food we have ever ate in Jordan.
April 2019

Your Local Host

Iraq al Amir Women's Association

Locally Owned Community Association

Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Association was established over 20 years ago in an area rich with historical sites dating back to the Hellenistic era. Today, the women from the Association share special skills with guests and travelers, like traditional weaving, ceramics and cooking. You can stop by for a visit to buy these handicrafts and local delicacies - or you can spend an afternoon with the women learning these traditional techniques for yourself!

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Getting There

Transport options

Taxi and Drive
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