Gaza Bookmarks - Made in Palestine

Regular price $8.00 Save $-8.00

Support the Palestinian cause by buying from Palestinian artisans and businesses who are crippled economically due to the illegal occupation.

Perfect gift for keen readers young or small, giving a little peace of mind as you‘ll be confident of returning to the right page in that book.

Hand-stitched in striking geometric embroidery by women artisans in Gaza, Palestine, this is a wonderful small gift for birthdays, thank yous, Mother's or Father's Day and other celebrations.

Each one is unique, hand-embroidered with traditional Palestinian cross-stitch, and finished with a delicate fringe at each end. The small variations in the vibrant colours and details making each one a beautiful addition to the book lovers toolkit.

NOTE: Products are sold individually and come with stitching in colours chosen by the craftwoman. We cannot guarantee which coloured embroidery scheme you will receive as products are selected at random for online orders.

Available in assorted colours and sold by piece. Hand-wash or machine wash in gentle cycle in cold or warm water.

Size: 20cm x 4cm approximately.

Producer: Sulafa Embroidery Centre, Gaza Strip

About Sulafa Embroidery Centre

Sulafa is a household name in Gaza for quality embroidery, and supports approximately 250 local women artisans by commissioning traditional and contemporary embroidered goods. Although traditional Palestinian tatreez (embroidery) is labour-intensive and time-consuming, Sulafa’s products tell the stories of women living in Gaza - women who bear an increasing burden of supporting their families. By supporting women to work from home, Sulafa allows women to balance their home responsibilities while earning an income to support a better life for their children and families. It is also a way to preserve the traditions and culture of embroidery within Palestinian society and pass these essential skills from one generation to the next. The Sulafa Embroidery Centre was initiated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in 1950, to provide work for women in Gaza's refugee camps.