Kuchinate is a vibrant studio and design collective based in south Tel Aviv with over 200 members who create decorative crochet products for the home – baskets, poufs, rugs, and more.
The designers of Kuchinate are African asylum-seeking women, and the social-psychological foundations of the project, founded by Diddy Mymin-Kahn and Sister Aziza Kidane in 2011, motivate these women to earn a salary while utilizing the creative skill set learned from their home country.
In addition to producing and selling beautiful items, the studio hosts a number of unique cultural events throughout the year, including crochet lessons, meals, and traditional Eritrean coffee ceremonies.
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday 10.00-17.30. Monday, Thursday, Friday 10.00-14.00.
Photos by Miriam Alster