chapter  9
11 Pages

Using Crafts in Art Therapy Through an Intersectional Feminist Empowerment Lens

The Case of Bedouin Embroidery in Israel
WithMichal Katoshevski, Ephrat Huss

This chapter describes how crafts can be understood through a feminist lenses as a space of “art therapy” that uses traditional arts modes that have meaning with the culture of non western women: At the same time, it is a bases for a shared reality group that can resist static social stands, and for real life social and financial empowerment for poor women from traditional cultures.