The Language of Design

Traditional Palestinian Embroidery

  • Deborah Mullins

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    Thank you for an interesting article. I give talks in England about Palestinian dress and particularly Bethlehem embroidery, and am always keen to learn more. I use traditional patterns from Bethlehem tahriri work in my own embroidery and am currently researching the different patterns used in the borders of qabbeh of Bethlehem dresses.

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      There she sits, a young girl just shy of six years old. The girl is impatiently waiting for her mother to finish preparing supper so that they can start their embroidery lessons, just like generations of Palestinian women before her had done. Her mother will give her a leftover piece of cloth from…

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