This is a not for profit project in support of Palestinian women: Women who live an oppressed existence, who are poor, whose land has been taken from them; many whose families have lived for over half a century in refugee camps throughout the Middle East; women who like any wife or mother desperately want to take care of their families but face a daily struggle for survival.
The History Tapestry Project will empower Palestinian women, enabling them to engage in income generating activity whilst telling the story of the villages and towns, the life and heritage of their ancestors and forebears, the indigenous people of Palestine, through beautiful skilled embroidery, and the Palestinian History Tapestry Project.
What is the Palestinian History Tapestry Project ? click here to learn more
Charity Registration Number EW01704
A spacer stitched by women of the Al Amari refugee camp in Ramallah
Stitched by Amari Women’s group in Ramallah
Shayma Wahaidi who is studying for a masters in public health at Oxford Brookes University is the newest recruit to the project. She is advising the UK team at the moment but……
…on her return home later this year she will be working with Jamila and Ibrahim, the Gaza team
Three olive trees have been planted in the grounds of Oxford Brookes University UK, in memory of Samar our coordinator in Gaza, and her boys who were tragically killed this summer during the attack on Gaza by Israel.
Embroidery on sale is all from Gaza. Please come and give your support.
I was invited to write about the project for an online journal called History Workshop Online. The journal asked me to write about the project and to describe how and why I became involved. You can read what I wrote here.
Yesterday Sunday 28th September we had our first official AGM. It went so well. The highlight was the link up with our field coordinators Ibrahim in Gaza Jamila in Doha and Basma in Amman. There is much to do and we are ready for it.
Thanks to Mahmoud for Chairing
Thanks to every one for giving up a Sunday afternoon
…….and thanks to Jamila and Basma attending by Skype. Special thanks to Ibrahim on Skype from Gaza who attended most of the meeting with his computer and WiFi fired by battery as there was no mains power.
We have had this very creative image drawn by Amjad Ghannam an artist from East Jerusalem for a while, and have been searching for the right group to stitch it. We are pleased to say that The Amari Women’s Program Center in Ramallah are about to embark on its production.
Thank you Ladies we look forward to reports of work in progress.
This applique panel of the Jerusalem Skyline is being crafted by Dina Takrori of the Oriental Spirit group in Amman.
Our second piece of work from Jordan
Don’t forget we have a facebook also, https:/www.facebookcom/PalestineHistoryTapestry