Gaza's traditional crafts industries rapidly disappearing

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian worker uses a pottery wheel to construct pots, at a pottery workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian worker uses a pottery wheel to construct pots, at a pottery workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian works at a pottery workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are images of clay

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian works at a pottery workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are images of clay

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Palestinians, work at a pottery workshop in Gaza City.Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are images of clay p

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Palestinians, work at a pottery workshop in Gaza City.Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are images of clay p

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian worker prepares the clay at a pottery workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian worker prepares the clay at a pottery workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian carries newly made pottery to be dried at a pottery workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, an

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian carries newly made pottery to be dried at a pottery workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, an

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian works at a bamboo workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are images of clay

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian works at a bamboo workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are images of clay

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian works at a bamboo workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are images of clay

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian works at a bamboo workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are images of clay

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Palestinian Tarek Khalaf uses a flame to form bamboo at his family's workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza,

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Palestinian Tarek Khalaf uses a flame to form bamboo at his family's workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza,

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian works at a bamboo workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are images of clay

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian works at a bamboo workshop in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are images of clay

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, furniture for sale is displayed at a bamboo workshop in Gaza City.Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are imag

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, furniture for sale is displayed at a bamboo workshop in Gaza City.Talk about old Gaza, and what pops up are imag

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian worker weaves carpets on a traditional wooden loom at a carpets factory in Gaza City. Talk about o

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian worker weaves carpets on a traditional wooden loom at a carpets factory in Gaza City. Talk about o

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, traditional weaving carpets tools hang on a wooden loom at a carpets factory in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza,

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, traditional weaving carpets tools hang on a wooden loom at a carpets factory in Gaza City. Talk about old Gaza,

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Palestinian worker weaves carpets on a traditional wooden loom at a carpets factory in Gaza City. Talk about old

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Palestinian worker weaves carpets on a traditional wooden loom at a carpets factory in Gaza City. Talk about old

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Palestinian worker weaves carpets on a traditional wooden loom at a carpets factory in Gaza City.Talk about old

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Palestinian worker weaves carpets on a traditional wooden loom at a carpets factory in Gaza City.Talk about old

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian worker weaves carpets on a traditional wooden loom at a carpets factory in Gaza City. Talk about o

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, a Palestinian worker weaves carpets on a traditional wooden loom at a carpets factory in Gaza City. Talk about o

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Palestinian Mahmoud al-Sawwaf, the owner of a traditional carpets factory, displays his products in Gaza City.Ta

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Palestinian Mahmoud al-Sawwaf, the owner of a traditional carpets factory, displays his products in Gaza City.Ta

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Abed Abu Sedou, removes the dust from samples of hand-painted glasses are displayed on a table in his closed gla

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, Abed Abu Sedou, removes the dust from samples of hand-painted glasses are displayed on a table in his closed gla

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, samples of hand-painted glasses are displayed on a table in a closed glass factory in Gaza City. Talk about old

In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, samples of hand-painted glasses are displayed on a table in a closed glass factory in Gaza City. Talk about old

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When Gazans think of better economic times, images of clay pottery, colorful glassware, bamboo furniture and ancient frame looms weaving bright rugs and mats all come to mind.

For decades, these traditional crafts defined the economy of the coastal Palestinian enclave, employing thousands of people and exporting across the region. Today, the industries are almost non-existent.

While such professions have shrunk worldwide in the face of globalization and Chinese mass production, Gazan business owners say Israel's 12-year blockade of the territory has accelerated the trend.