Walied Khoury is a resident of the beautiful Christian village Fassuta.
After finishing a short course on iron work, he began working iron and, not long after, won first place in a metal sculpting contest in England. Since then, Walied has received several awards in England and Italy, where his works are on display in different museums.
Walied works in a small smithy under his home, scattered with work tools, pieces of metal and black coffee brewing on charcoal. You can visit Walied at his smithy, hear his story, see a variety of ironworks and furniture he makes and also watch a demonstration of his blacksmithing skills.