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.
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In light of the current situation in Gaza it is more than ever important to continue with our work on the Palestinian History Tapestry. Donations continue to arrive and we are grateful to our donors who give without a second thought, who trust us to do well by their belief in what PHT is saying it will accomplish. We thank those Palestinians in Jordan who are new to the project and who have shown great enthusiasm and excitement about being involved, and who are sewing. Helen Hawari from PHT UK is planning a visit with new and old groups in West Bank, Ramallah and Galilee. We in UK continue project awareness by writing articles, giving talks, and holding sales of work, and we try to keep our spirits up for Gaza. Dear Gaza, Atfaluna, Sulafa, and those individuals who are helping PHT, we look forward to the day you are free to live as others do, and we look forward to you being able to design and stitch again on the panels you have in hand. We are watching for your safety and waiting for your freedom.
Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association (ORFA) invited 6 women from Al Amari Refugee Camp in Ramallah and 1 from Bethlehem, to Oxford for a 10 day Palestinian awareness program. Refaa Abu Reesh from Jaffa, Latifa Naji, Samira Brash, Elham Abu Taha all from Ramla, Nadia Haboub, Basima Hamad both from Al Lid, and Hanan Bannourah from Bethlehem.
On Friday 20th June PHT hosted a supper for the women and gave a presentation about the project with the hope that they would be inspired to join in. Some of the images shown in the presentation were of Al Amari camp embroidery center, taken a couple years ago when Helen and Jan visited. Women in the pictures were recognised with great glee by our visitors. It is hoped that Jan and Helen will visit Al Amari again this autumn and encourage embroidery contributions. In all events there was great enthusiasm about helping from the group.
Basma Nazer, our coordinator in Jordan is from Al-Khalil [Hebron] a Palestinian city south of Jerusalem. She was initially introduced to the Palestinian History Tapestry Project when she was in Oxford completing her MBA degree. As a passionate Palestinian and Jordanian, she was thrilled to join the team and co-ordinate the project from Jordan, where she currently lives and works. Basma enjoys working with embroidery groups in Palestinian refugee camps. Every thread and stitch tells a story of a Palestinian city and together the embroidery helps us learn about the history and beauty of Palestine.
Widad Kawar very kindly gave us a book from her collection. ‘Palestinian Embroidery “Traditional Fallahi” Cross Stitch’. This beautiful and detailed book will be a very important resource for panel creation. Widad who wrote the book dedicated it to ..”all Palestinian women who have embroidered in the past and are still embroidering today” ISBN 9953-441-94-4
Front cover showing traditional Gaza fabric woven by Majdal Weavers of Gaza Refugee Camp
Map of Palestine showing the embroidery areas identified in the book
Ram Allah [Ramallah] thobe side panel strips
Yafa [Jaffa] thobe side panels
Al- Khalil [Hebron] thobe chest panel
Gaza thobe back panel
Bir al-sab’ [Beersheba] thobe side panel