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Simon Odeh

Simon’s father founded his workshop in 1960. Like most Palestinians, Simon was not able to finish his education because of financial difficulties his family faced. Simon watched his father working day and night until he got diagnosed with Alzheimer. From that day on Simon’s life changed, he now had to take over his father’s business. Simon started to produce very unique nativities, but unfortunately his beautiful designs were copied and sold for cheaper prices. Sadly, Simon could not keep up with the competition and closed his shop in 1999. After one year of working in different places he decided to open his own shop again. This time he specialized in olivewood, creating high quality boxes made of the best olivewood. With the support of BFTA, Simon is now able to support his family, as well as his 3 employees. Beit Sahour - Palestine
Olive Wod Pen
Olive Wood Bowl Holder only
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