Sometime ago I had a chance to visit Kuchinate, which is a collective for African asylum seeking refugee women in southern Tel Aviv. The women of Kuchinate (means crochet in Tigriniya language) produce beautiful baskets and carpets , made of cloth material from local factories. All the women of the collective have endured so much hardship on their way here, and creating baskets and carpets is a way to psychological and social rehabilitation for these women. I would recommend a visit to Kuchinate for all people interested in refugee matters, coming to Tel Aviv, to hear these women, and see the beautiful products that they produce. Kuchinate is a good place also if you are interested in African culture ,especially that of Eritrea.
The doors at Kuchinate are open on all weekdays, from the morning until the afternoon, depending on the day. Relevant information can be found on their website.
Besides coming to visit and maybe buying their produce, you can come and learn how to crochet baskets, have a delicious Eritrean lunch, and participate in a Eritrean coffee ceremony, take part in refugee tours in southern Tel Aviv, where most of them live, hear lectures and more. whether you come solo or as part of a group. You can learn more of what Kuchinate has to offer here.