At a local residence in Wadi Mousa, a silver making event will take place.
You will be greeted by your host with a cup of Arabic coffee, and then given an introduction to the process of making silver, the tools to use, and the safety precautions.
Your personal silver piece will be designed, shaped, measured, and soldered. The designs are mostly inspired by Petra's history and culture.
Eventually you will own a a piece of silver jewelry that you have designed yourself.
Basma Al Hassanat
Basma Al Hassanat, a mother of 4, started her project after receiving training. She and her friend are partners in this project which is the first of its kind in Wadi Musa for silver making. However, they face difficulties due to lack of support for the handicrafts industry and inadequate promotion for their handmade products. They also struggle with a general lack of awareness and appreciation for these products, as people often underestimate the time and effort put into making a single unique piece. Despite the challenges, Basma and her partner continue to pour their passion and patience into the project, even though it is costly to maintain. Her goal is to keep developing and creating unique and traditional designs that will become popular locally and hopefully internationally.