PalestineCommunityUK

Promoting all things Palestine.

London, England 17 Sales On Etsy since 2019

5 out of 5 stars (3)

PalestineCommunityUK

Promoting all things Palestine.

London, England | 17 Sales

Palestine Community Foundation

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Palestine Community Foundation

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About PalestineCommunityUK

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Tatreez is the Arabic word for embroidery, a craft woven deep into Palestinian culture.

For centuries, Palestinian women have traditionally got together to embroider fabulous clothing and art using this technique passed down in succession from mother to daughter. The pieces have typically reflected the beauty of rural Palestinian lifestyle, with patterns inspired by ancient mythology and the natural landscape. Whilst the intricate patterns and designs are often complex works of art in themselves illuminating the culture from the millennia-old lands of Palestine, Palestinian women have also historically used this means of creative expression to display their individual abilities and document their own thoughts and feelings. Since 1948 Palestinian women have communicated their personal protest to violence and foreign occupation through this medium, adding another dimension to the importance of the craft.

We are working currently with two Palestinian women in Egypt who handmake our embroidery items. We are open to supporting more Palestinian women co-operatives, please get in touch at info [!at] palestinefoundation.org.uk.

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  • Women in Hebron

    Hebron, Palestine

    Women in Hebron is a Palestinian nonprofit fair trade cooperative. The 150 women who produce the items that are sold come from across Hebron district and the proceeds from sales help support their families.

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