Scarf with embroidered Arabic calligraphy with the opening lines of one of the most famous poems by revered Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish:
"We have on this land that which makes life worth living."
This line of poetry is an important reminder that we are all responsible for preserving and protecting the lands we call home.
40 x 170cm. Rectangle scarf. Red embroidery on black scarf.
Ethically made by: Sulafa Embroidery Centre, Gaza Strip
About the Sulafa Embroidery Centre:
Sulafa is a household name in Gaza for quality embroidery, and supports around 250 local women artisans by commissioning traditional and contemporary embroidered goods. 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 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.
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