img_3648.jpg

Artisanal Heritage

Things to do

Embroidery and Crochet

Embroidery and crochet in Lebanon, as in many places across the world, were for a long time not considered trades as women were expected to provide...

Silk

At the beginning of the Byzantine era, a missionary monk brought back silkworm eggs from China. Sericulture, or silk farming, spread rapidly in...

Pottery and Ceramics

The coastal city of Byblos is the world’s first stone built-up area. It is from Byblos’s rubble that the first shards of pottery were exhumed and...

Woodworking

The Lebanese region is famous for its legendary cedar wood and has been since antiquity. The Phoenicians used it in housing and ships, and the wood...

Wicker

Wickerwork is widespread in Lebanon, and craft centers are found along the coast and in some mountain villages like Zghorta, Kefraya, Baysour and...

Weaving

Weaving in Lebanon was not exclusive to certain privileged families or villages, as opposed to most other crafts. Weaving has played a large role in...

Tapestry

Carpet weaving or tapestry is essentially an Oriental craft historically centered in Iran and Anatolia, but the Lebanese have been manufacturing...

Mount Lebanon

Metalworking

The discovery of copper marks the beginning of the metal era in the Orient. Copper was first used as an alloy in the composition of bronze, and hence...

South Lebanon

Cutlery

The Phoenicians first manufactured bronze knives before transitioning to noble metals like silver and gold. In fact, archeologists have found a...