Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric or other materials by stitching designs using thread or yarn and a needle. Often, other materials such as metal strips, precious and semi-precious stones, and sequins are used to add to this decorative stitching technique.

Hand embroidery involves stitching embroidery designs by hand onto the fabric. This process is time consuming and painstaking, but produces amazing results.

Embroidery as an art form has origins that can be traced far back to the Iron Age. This journey began when primitive man discovered that he could use thread to join pieces of fur to make clothes. As a natural progression, he also discovered that the same thread could be used to make decorative patterns on the clothes. He also used colourful beads, stones and bones to add to these decorations.

A nation's tale
Embroidery for Palestinians represents a bridge that connects the current context to their history before the Diaspora. This is one of the main reasons that many Palestinian women adhere to the traditional attire that has powerfully portrayed their lifestyle and traditions for hundreds of years.

    1. Embroidery History
      Embroidery through history and geography It is not known exactly when women in the region...View
    1. Embroidery Now
      Although cross-stitch embroidery has been in decline in recent decades, Palestinian women have...View