The TikkunTree Project is a community knittivist art project dedicated to advocacy of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. It began in 2007, and was inspired by the destruction of olive groves during the continued Israeli occupation and settlement of Palestinian territories. The Hebrew phrase “tikkun olam” can loosely translate to “repairing the world,” and the organizers say that the TikkunTree is intended to serve as a vehicle to spread awareness and promote conversation.
The “peace tree” grows through contributions by knitters, embroiderers, sewers, and crocheters with an interest in Middle East peace, specifically peace in Israel. Crafters from all over the world submit leaves, olives, and doves which are suspended from a knitted tree trunk structure. If you’d like to be a part of this noble project, guidelines are available here.