This is a charitable, 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 is empowering Palestinian women, enabling them to engage in income generation, whilst telling the story of the villages and towns, the life and heritage of their forebears, the indigenous people of Palestine, through beautiful, skilled embroidery in the Palestine History Tapestry Project.
What is the Palestine History Tapestry Project ? click here to learn more
Charity Registration Number EW01704
Daphne Symon from Cheltenham visited the sewing group early this autumn and sent back an ‘at work’ image. The group have just completed a crusader panel and are starting on a new work. Thank you ladies great work.
Hekmat, one of our star Gaza embroiderers; Wafaa, Assistant Field Co-ordinator, Gaza; and Ibrahim, the Project’s Artistic Designer. You guys are doing a great job. Keep it up please.
Limited edition prints of five popular embroidered panels. Each one is limited to 50 Giclee prints approx. 50 x 30 cm, on mat cotton, coated canvas, ready to frame or mount. Each print comes with an authentic limited edition certificate.
The Nativity, the Christian story designed and sewn by women of Beit Jala, Bethlehem.
Gaza Rooftops, designed by Adham Jaba and embroidered by Hekmat Ashour, Gaza
Olive Harvest, designed and stitched by the women of Haneen Project, Balata refugee camp near Nablus
Henna Party, a traditional embroidery stitched by Albeit Alsamed, Gaza
Palestine, an extract from a poem by Mahmoud Dawish.
Calligraphy designer,Ibrahim Muhtadi, stitched by Hekmat Ashour, Gaza
The prints are £50 each plus postage and packing.
For a purchase please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
..the appointment of one of our history advisors, Mahmoud Hawari, to the position of Director General of the Palestine Museum in Birziet. We wish him well and congratulate the museum on a wonderful and wise appointment.
We are fortunate to have very skilled embroiderers stitching for the Palestine History Tapestry [PHT] Project in Gaza, The Naqab, Ramallah, Jordan, and Lebanon. So far, they have completed 17 panels and 13 spacers, and 4 panels and 5 spacers are currently being stitched. The Project’s field coordinators, historians, and organisers have identified 139 possible images for stitch.
There is much to do.
Eleven panels have been photographed onto canvas and exhibited publically, and they are available for exhibition bookings. If travel expenses can be reimbursed, one of the UK-based founders of the Project will present the background and development of the Palestine History Project, and answer questions about it.Talks help to create awareness of the Project and to raise funds to support the work through donations and sale of embroidery.
Five of the exhibition panels, Calligraphy, Gaza Roof Tops, Henna Party, The Nativity, and Olive Harvest, have been selected for a limited edition purchase. The images have been printed onto canvas, by a method called Giclée printing and are ready for framing or mounting.
Each canvas is roughly two thirds of the original in size, approximately 58cm x 30cm
If you are interested in supporting the project and in owning one of these beautiful prints contact email@example.com