Sima Oren is a basket weaving artist and a personal and group empowerment mentor by means of weaving baskets using materials from nature.
Sima, which is nicknamed Sima Salima, sits in the Artists Complex at the Knights’ Halls in Acre (Akko) and with the assistance of other women, delivers basket weaving workshops.
Within the workshops’ framework, Sima tells her own personal empowerment story and talks about her important beautiful project for feminine empowerment.
As part of the workshop, each male or female participant discovers the artist concealed within him or her, while engaging in basket weaving, when the cherry on the cake is the baskets’ reading – Sima Salima reads the baskets and tells the person who wove the basket, what the basket says about him of her.
The workshops are designated for individuals, couples and families, for groups, team building, women’s circles and birthdays.
A lovely store is also located at the site, selling handicrafts of women participating in a socioeconomic project called “Women Weave Peace” in which Arab, Jewish, new immigrant, Druze, Bedouin, secular and religious women are partners connected by their weaving work.
English guidance is also available.