About the project
Chutsot Hayotser (Craftsman Street) is an area of galleries and shops with studios for craftsmen located at the base of the western slope of Mount Zion, opposite the Old City. The galleries were created by restoring stone buildings that were the only remnants of the Jorat el-Anab (Pit of the Jujube Trees) neighborhood, which was built in 1892. (Inhabitants of the neighborhood had fled during the War of Independence (1948) and the area had become part of no-man’s land.) James Felt Lane is the area’s main thoroughfare. Craftsman working at Chutsot Hayotser have included silversmiths, jewelers, potters and weavers.