Nature Shop

Arts & Crafts in Dana

With a wide range of quality crafts inspired by nature, workshops and a food-drying centre for making organic food, this shop is well worth a visit. Villagers are given the opportunity to make quality local crafts (organic herbs, fruit rolls, jams, olive-oil soaps, candles and silver jewellery) that are sold by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature throughout Jordan.

The leather goods and candles produced by local Bedouin women at Feynan Ecolodge, in particular, give the women a degree of economic independence and an incentive to move away from goat rearing, which is detrimental to the fragile environment. The workshops close by 3.30pm.