Cana’s main high street. Like Nazareth, Jaffa and Akko, Cana is an Arab Israeli city, I don’t think any Jews live in this place, although the Galilee area is dotted with alternating Jewish and Arab places.
Getting here from Nazareth is easy from Nazareth, only a 6 shekel (£1) ride on a Sherut bus taking about 15 minutes or so.
Cana is also known as Kafr Kanna, due different spellings of Hebrew or Arabic names when you ‘Latinize’ them. There is also a city called Qana in Lebanon also thought by some where Jesus did the miracle of the water into wine at a wedding. Population is 17,000 people as of 2005, 83% Muslim and 16% Christian.
They are not to everyone’s taste maybe, but all kinds of decorations are popular in middle east, especially looking at the beautiful coloured fabrics made by Arabs and Sephardic (ie: from other parts of the middle east or north Africa) Jews. I actually think a lot of the artwork in these gift shops is actually quite nice.
This store had samples to give away here for people to try.