This workshop, near the Mirrer Yeshiva on the northern fringe of Mea Shearim, revived the ancient glass-blowing traditions that began in this part of the world more than 2,000 years ago. The Nekker family arrived in Jerusalem from Baghdad in the early 1950s and set up a small glass factory with both Arab and Jewish glass blowers who now create designs and techniques from ancient times. They have even developed ways to reproduce soft, ancient patinas in a variety of colors. At Nekker’s tiny workshop, you can watch the glass blowers creating delicate, affordable objects. The stock is on sale for a fraction of what it costs in retail shops. A special line of museum reproductions based on the shapes and patinas of delicate Roman glass is a bit higher in price. Staff will pack your purchases securely for travel. Call ahead to be sure it’s open.
Nekker Glass Company
6 Bet Israel St
Our Rating Phone 02/582-9683
Map6 Bet Israel St Jerusalem
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