Welcome to the site of the TikkunTree Project, a community knitting tivist art project dedicated to advocacy of peace between Jews and Palestinians in Israel and Diaspora. With the contributions of many, the TikkunTree’s foliage will be abundant, overwhelming, inspiring. It’s leaves and branches will shelter doves, and it’s canopy will guard a silent candle vigil from the winds of conflict. Please knit, crochet, sew, embroider, tat, and make for peace!
Inspirations: This project is inspired by
- the courageous and remarkable efforts of Jewish and Palestinian citizens and activists in Israel and Diaspora who have been working toward peaceful coexistence, such as Combatants for Peace, the community of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, the NIF/Shatil, and many others, some of whom are listed here), and
- the many recent knittivist community needlework projects, including the pink tank, knitnotwar 1,0o0 Project , Knit a River, and the Red Sweater Project
About our header: many, many thanks to Armenian tile artist Neshan Balian for permission to use the image of his “Olive Tree of Jerusalem” mural (link here). Shterakravetsun Balian!