Siwan handicrafts are unique. Traditional silver jewellery became extremely rare after the death of the last silversmith in 1958 but now a new generation is re-creating the Siwan designs. Especially unusual are the aghrow and adrim –the aghrow is a heavy silver coil which goes round the neck and holds the adrim, a decorated disc of silver traditionally worn by unmarried women and passed on after their wedding day. Siwans also produce unusually –shaped date palm baskets, wooden bowls and pottery and the women embroider designs onto shawls and dresses. There are several craft stores in Siwa.