Introduction

The Palestinian History Tapestry

The Palestinian History Tapestry uses the embroidery skills of Palestinian women to illustrate aspects of the land and peoples of Palestine – from Neolithic times to the present.

In the past, Palestinian embroiderers have mainly used cross stitch  (tatreez) and geometric designs to decorate dresses and other items.

Although some of these designs have been used in parts of the Palestinian History Tapestry, the Tapestry is a further development of traditional Palestinian embroidery. It shows how the creativity and imagination of Palestinian embroiderers has been used to represent the complicated illustrative imagery required for a history tapestry.

The Palestinian History Tapestry was proposed in 2012 by Jan Chalmers. Jan had worked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Gaza and was familiar with Palestinian embroidery. She had also contributed to the creation of a 122-metre South African tapestry stitched by village women living in poverty on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The Keiskamma Tapestry, as it is known, illustrates 300 years of history leading to the end of apartheid, and it is now on permanent display in the Parliament House in Cape Town.

Jan’s proposal for a Palestinian history tapestry led Palestinians and friends to work together to establish and develop the Palestinian History Tapestry Project. The work of the embroiderers has been funded by charitable donations, and from sales of Palestinian embroidery.

The first phase of the Project was completed in 2018. Formal launch events coincided with the 70th Anniversary of ‘The Nakba’ (‘The Catastrophe’) - the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. This resulted in the forcible removal of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes, and the creation of the State of Israel.

The Tapestry was launched in London on 11 December, the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 194. This resolved that:

“refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to.”


The names of Palestinians who have contributed to the Project are followed [in parentheses] by the names of the places in Palestine from which their families originate, as well as their current locations. Their involvement in the Palestinian History Tapestry is an expression of ‘sumud’ (steadfastness). Their work, done in collaboration with friends, will hopefully draw attention not only to Palestinian history and heritage, but also to the internationally declared right of Palestinians to return to their homes.

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The Palestinian History Tapestry is owned by the Palestinian History Tapestry Project. Images and texts, copyright of the Palestinian History Tapestry Project.

Where not otherwise indicated, material in the Palestinian History Tapestry is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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“On this land”

"على هذه الأرض ما يستحق الحياة"

“On this land”
Size: 59 × 102 cm

Embroidery: Hekmat Ashour [Gaza], Gaza


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Neolithic Period (9,500—4,000 BCE)

Pre-pottery statue

تمثال من العصر الحجري الحديث ما قبل الفخاري

Pre-pottery statue
Size: 59 x 41 cm

Embroidery: Basma Al-Natoor [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Walled Jericho

جدار اريحا

Walled Jericho
Size: 59 x 77 cm

Embroidery: Hekmat Ashour [Gaza], Gaza


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Stone-Copper Age (4,000—3,000 BCE)

Chalcolithic figurine

تمثال من العصر النحاسي

Chalcolithic figurine
Size: 59 x 39 cm

Embroidery: Janet Jameel Hamad [Silwad], Amman


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Chalcolithic ram

تمثال الكبش من العصر النحاس

Chalcolithic ram
Size: 59 x 94 cm

Embroidery: Naama al Awawdah [Es Samu], Khalil District.


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Bronze Age (3,000—1,250 BCE)

Electrum jug

ابريق من الالكتروم

Electrum jug
Size: 59 x 37 cm

Embroidery: Basma Al-Natoor [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Beni Hasan mural (1)

جدارية بني حسن (1)

Beni Hasan mural (1)
Size: 59 x 140 cm

Embroidery: Amina Abu-Rabia', Drejat, Naqab


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Beni Hasan mural (2)

جدارية بني حسن (2)

Beni Hasan mural (2)
Size: 59 x 115 cm

Embroidery: Amina Abu-Rabia', Drejat, Naqab


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Iron Age (1,250—586 BCE)
Iron Age (1,250—721 BCE)

Philistine warrior

المحارب الفليستي/الفلستيني

Philistine warrior
Size: 59 x 37 cm

Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh Lebanon


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Palestine

فخار فليستي

Palestine
Size: 59 x 80 cm

Embroidery: Amine Abu Rabia', Drejat, Naqab


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Philistine pottery

فخار فليستي

Philistine pottery
Size: 59 x 92 cm

Embroidery: Hadeel Abu-Rabia', Drejat, Naqab


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Philistine bird

الطائر الفليستي

Philistine bird
Size: 59 x 99 cm

Embroidery: Basma Al-Natoor [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Assyrian siege of Lachish

الحصار الآشوري لمدينة لكيش

Assyrian siege of Lachish
Size: 59 x 84 cm

Embroidery: Khawla Dahrouj [Bir Seb’a], Gaza


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Introduction
Babylonian/Persian Period (721—332 BCE)

Ba’al, God of Storm Cloud

بعل، إلاهبعل، اله الصواعق والسحب

Ba’al, God of Storm Cloud
Size: 59 x 38 cm

Embroidery: Janet Jameel Hamad [Silwad], Amman


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First Jewish Temple destroyed

هدم المعبد اليهودي الأول

First Jewish Temple destroyed
Size: 59 x 80 cm

Embroidery: Imam Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Hellenistic Period (332—63 BCE)

Hellenistic rooster

الديك الهيلينستيكي

Hellenistic rooster
Size: 59 x 34 cm

Embroidery: Alia Abu-Rabia', Drejat, Naqab


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Alexander the Great

الاسكندر العظيم

Alexander the Great
Size: 59 x 104 cm

Embroidery: Alia Abu Rabia', Drejat, Naqab


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Roman Period (63 BCE—325 CE)

Roman Judea

يهودا الرومانية

Roman Judea
Size: 59 x 35 cm

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers UK


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Birth of Jesus of Nazareth in Bethlehem

ميلاد المسيح في مدينة الناصرة

Birth of Jesus of Nazareth in Bethlehem
Size: 59 x 90 cm

Embroidery: Suhair Handal, Bethlehem, Marcel Rabie, Randa Abu Ghattas, Beit Jala.


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2nd Jewish Temple destroyed

2nd Jewish Temple destroyed
Size: 59 x 90

Embroidery: Amina Abu-Rabia’, Drejat, [Naqab]


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Roman aqueduct, Caesarea

القناة الرومانية (قصارية)

Roman aqueduct, Caesarea
Size: 59 x 71 cm

Embroidery: Mayyada Abu Sitta [Bir Seb’a] Gaza


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Introduction
Byzantine Period (325—640)

Helena Augusta

الأميرة هيلينا أوغستا

Helena Augusta
Size: 59 x 35 cm

Embroidery: Alia Abu Rabia', Drejat, Naqab


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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

كنيسة القيامة

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Size: 59 x 80 cm

Embroidery: Barbara Haj Hassan, Jordan


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Early Islamic Period (640—1099 CE)

No God but Allah

"لا اله الا الله"

No God but Allah
Size: 59 x 38 cm

Embroidery: Awatif Bader [Hamama], Gaza


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Haram Ash Sharif (Noble Sanctuary)

الحرم الشريف

Haram Ash Sharif (Noble Sanctuary)
Size: 59 x 96 cm

Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Khirbet El-Mafjar

خربة المفجر

Khirbet El-Mafjar
Size: 59 x 86 cm

Embroidery: Hekmat Ashour [Gaza], Gaza


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Khirbet El-Mafjar mosaic

فسيفسائية خربة المفجر

Khirbet El-Mafjar mosaic
Size: 59 x 90 cm

Embroidery: Basma Al-Natoor [Samaria], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Crusader Period (1099—1291)

Crusader soldiers

المحاربون الصليبيون

Crusader soldiers
Size: 59 x 36 cm

Embroidery: Shayma Waheidi [Bir Seb’a], Gaza


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Godfrey de Bouillon and crusaders

غودفري دي بويلون والصليبيون

Godfrey de Bouillon and crusaders
Size: 59 x 96 cm

Embroidery: Dowlat Abu Shaweesh [Ne’ane], Ramallah


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Ayyubid Period (1187—1250)

Ewer of Saladin

Ewer of Saladin
Size: 59 x 35

Embroidery: Naama al Awawdah [Samoaa’], Khalil District.


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Ṣalaḥ ad-Din Yusuf al-Ayyubid (Saladin)

صلاح الدين يوسف الايوبي

Ṣalaḥ ad-Din Yusuf al-Ayyubid (Saladin)
Size: 59 x 83 cm

Embroidery: Dowlat Abu Shaweesh [Ne’ane], Ramallah


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Mamluk Period (1260—1516)

Armed Mamluk warrior

المحارب المملوك

Armed Mamluk warrior
Size: 59 x 38 cm

Embroidery: Janet Jameel Hamad [Silwad], Amman


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Makam Hassan er Ra’ai

مقام الشيخ حسن الراعي

Makam Hassan er Ra’ai
Size: 59 x 97 cm

Embroidery: Alia Abu-Rabia, Drejat, Naqab


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Madrasa al-Ashrafiyya Al Quds

المدرسة الأشرفية - القدس

Madrasa al-Ashrafiyya Al Quds
Size: 59 x 40 cm

Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim Al-Ahmad Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon[Tabariyeh]


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Mamluk embroidery

التطريز المملوكي

Mamluk embroidery
Size: 59 x 37 cm

Embroidery: Kifah Kurdieh [Lubya, Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Introduction
Ottoman Period (1516—1917)

Suleyman the Magnificent

السلطان سليمان الجليل / السلطان سليمان القانوني

Suleyman the Magnificent
Size: 59 x 37 cm

Embroidery: Hekmat Ashour [Gaza], Gaza


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Bab al-Amud [Damascus Gate], Al Quds

باب العمود (بوابة دمشق)- القدس

Bab al-Amud [Damascus Gate], Al Quds
Size: 59 x 73 cm

Embroidery: Khawla Dahrouj [Bir Seb'a], Gaza


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Thobe embroidery

Thobe embroidery

تطريز الثوب الفلسطيني

Thobe embroidery
Size: 59 x 37 cm

Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim Al-Ahmad [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh Lebanon


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Camel caravan

قافلة الجمال

Camel caravan
Size: 59 x 95 cm

Embroidery: Alia Abu-Rabia, Drejat, Naqab


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Coffee

القهوة

Coffee
Size: 59 x 35 cm

Embroidery: Alia Abu Rabia', Drejat, Naqab


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Port of Jaffa

ميناء يافا

Port of Jaffa
Size: 59 x 158 cm

Embroidery: Hadeel Abu-Rabia', Drejat, Naqab


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The land of sad oranges

‘The Land of Sad Oranges’

أرض البرتقال الحزين

‘The Land of Sad Oranges’
Size: 59 x 36 cm

Embroidery: Suheer Abu Rabia, Drejat, Naqab


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Napoleon’s failure at Acre

هزيمة نابليون في عكا

Napoleon’s failure at Acre
Size: 59 x 110 cm

Embroidery: Hadeel Abu Rabia', Drejat, Naqab


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Ottoman Palestine, c.1875

فلسطين خلال الفترة العثمانية

Ottoman Palestine, c.1875
Size: 59 x 42

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers


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British Military Administration (1917—1920)

Palestine, 1917

فلسطين 1917

Palestine, 1917
Size: 59 x 36 cm

Embroidery: Almaza Al-Helou [Al A'abasiyeh] Ramallah


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The Balfour Declaration, 1917

وعد بلفور 1917

The Balfour Declaration, 1917
Size: 59 x 41 cm

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers UK


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British capture of Jerusalem, 1917

استيلاء بريطانيا على القدس

British capture of Jerusalem, 1917
Size: 59 x 83 cm

Embroidery: Janet Jameel Hamad [Silwad], Amman


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Traditional embroidery sampler

نموذج من التطريز التقليدي

Traditional embroidery sampler
Size: 59 x 27 cm

Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim Al-Ahmad [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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British Mandate (1920—1948)

The League of Nations Mandate for Palestine

عصبة الأمم المتحدة تقرر الانتداب البريطان

The League of Nations Mandate for Palestine
Size: 59 x 106 cm

Embroidery: Hejar Abu Saleem [Ajjur district of Hebron] Baqa'a Refugee Camp. Amman Jordan


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“One Palestine, complete”

استلام فلسطين موحدة وكاملة

“One Palestine, complete”
Size: 59 x 35 cm

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers, UK


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Palestine postage stamp

طابع البريد الفلسطيني

Palestine postage stamp
Size: 59 x 36 cm

Embroidery: Janet Jameel Hamad, Amman [Jerusalem]


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Tahriri embroidery

التطريز التحريري

Tahriri embroidery
Size: 59 x 33 cm

Embroidery: Amari Women's Group Ramallah


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Palestinian henna party

حفلة الحنة الفلسطينية

Palestinian henna party
Size: 59 x 112 cm

Embroidery: Ruba Al Behery [Bir Seb’a], Gaza


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Palestinian wedding

العرس الفلسطيني

Palestinian wedding
Size: 59 x 158 cm

Embroidery: Mothers’ Embroidery Group, Al Deheishe Refugee Camp, Bethlehem


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‘Mawtini’ (My Homeland)

"موطني"

‘Mawtini’ (My Homeland)
Size: 59 x 87 cm

Embroidery: Jamela al-Bura’ai [Kawkaba], Gaza


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The Palestinian Arab Revolt, 1936-1939

التمرد العربي الفلسطيني 1936-1939

The Palestinian Arab Revolt, 1936-1939
Size: 59 x 83 cm

Embroidery: Naama al Awawdah [Es Samu], Khalil District.


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Palestine population, 1918-1947

عدد السكان في فلسطين 1918-1947

Palestine population, 1918-1947
Size: 59 x 66 cm

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers, UK


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Olive harvest

موسم حصاد الزيتون

Olive harvest
Size: 59 x 110 cm

Embroidery: Dowlat Abu Shaweesh [Ne’ane], Ramallah


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Safad

صفد

Safad
Size: 59 x 96 cm

Embroidery: Awatif Bader [Karatiyya], Gaza


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The Hand of Fatima/Mary/Miriam

يد فاطمة / ماري/ مريم

The Hand of Fatima/Mary/Miriam
Size: 59 x 48 cm

Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Land ownership in Palestine, 1946

ملكية ارض فلسطين 1946

Land ownership in Palestine, 1946
Size: 59 x 36 cm & 59 x 33 cm

Embroidery: Almaza Al-Helou [Al A'abasiyeh], Al Amari Ramallah


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UN proposed partition of Palestine 1947

مقترح الامم المتحدة لتقسيم ارض فلسطين 1947

UN proposed partition of Palestine 1947

Embroidery: Embroidery: Almaza Al-Helou [Al A'abasiyeh], Al Amari Ramallah Size: 59 x 36 cm


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The ethnic cleansing of Palestine, 1948

التطهير العرقي لارض فلسطين 1948

The ethnic cleansing of Palestine, 1948
Size: 59 x 85 cm

Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim Al-Ahmad [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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The Lone Refugee

" لاجئ "

The Lone Refugee
Size: 59 x 38 cm

Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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UN Resolution 194

قرار الأمم المتحدة رقم ١٩٤، ١١ ديسمبر ١٩٤٨

UN Resolution 194
Size: 59 x 45 cm

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers, UK


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The Right of Return

حق العودة

The Right of Return

Embroidery: Hanan Al-Behery [Karatiyya], Gaza


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Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Disappearing Palestine 1948-1967

إختفاء فلسطين، 1948-1967

Disappearing Palestine 1948-1967
Size: 59 x 33 cm

Embroidery: Almaza Al-Helou [Al A'abasiyeh], Ramallah


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UNRWA founded 1949

تاسيس الوكالة الدولية لإغاثة و تشغيل اللاجئين الفلسطينين، ١٩٤٩

UNRWA founded 1949
Size: 59 x 85 cm

Embroidery: Karema Nasser [Barbara], Gaza


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Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) founded, 1964

تأسيس منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية ١٩٦٤

Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) founded, 1964
Size: 59 x 75 cm

Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim Al-Ahmad [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh


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Check point

الحاجز ١٩٦٧-الان

Check point
Size: 59 x 85 cm

Embroidery: Karema Nasser [Barbara], Gaza


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Popular resistance

المقاومة الشعبية

Popular resistance
Size: 59 x 102 cm

Embroidery: Khawla Dahrouj [Bir Seb’a] Gaza


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“Handala”

"حنظلة"

“Handala”
Size: 59 x 41 cm

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers, UK


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Land Day inaugurated, 30 March 1976

احياء يوم الارض ٣٠ مارس ١٩٧٦

Land Day inaugurated, 30 March 1976
Size: 59 x 131 cm

Embroidery: Haneeyeh Abu Saleh, Galilee


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International Women’s Day

يوم المرأة العالمي

International Women’s Day
Size: 59 x 45

Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Sabra and Shatilia massacre, 1982

مجزرةصبرا و شاتيلا، ١٩٨٢

Sabra and Shatilia massacre, 1982
Size: 59 x 79 cm

Embroidery: Khawla Rubi [Yibne], Gaza


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Home schooling, 1987—1992

التعليم المنزلي، ١٩٨٧-١٩٩٢

Home schooling, 1987—1992
Size: 59 x 86 cm

Embroidery: Khawala Dahrouj [Bir Seb’a] Gaza


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Fisherman and gunboats

صياد غزة و السفن المدفعية

Fisherman and gunboats
Size: 59 x 109 cm

Embroidery: Shireen Fouad Atallah [Gaza] Germany


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Parental protection, 2000

تضحية الوالدين

Parental protection, 2000
Size: 59 x 70

Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim al Ahmed [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Standing alone, 2000

الحجر في مواجهة المدفع

Standing alone, 2000
Size: 59 x 74cm

Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim al Ahmed [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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The Separation Wall initiated, 2002

بداية بناء جدار الفصل العنصري

The Separation Wall initiated, 2002
Size: 59 x 76cm

Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim al Ahmed [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions movement, 2005 —

حركة مقاطعة إسرائيل وسحب الاستثمارات منها وفرض العقوبات عليها، ٢٠٠٥-الان

Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions movement, 2005 —
Size: 59 x 96 cm

Embroidery: Haya Al-Saadi [Al- Lyd], Ramallah


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Gaza rooftops

سطوح منازل غزة

Gaza rooftops
Size: 59 x 106 cm

Embroidery: Hekmat Ashour [Gaza], Gaza


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Siege of Gaza, 2007 —

حصار غزة، ٢٠٠٧- الان

Siege of Gaza, 2007 —
Size: 59 x 72 cm

Embroidery: Safaa Abu-Dalu [Gaza], Gaza


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Gaza under siege

حصار غزة، ٢٠٠٧- الانامرأة بين الركام، العدوان على غزة ٢٠٠٨-٢٠٠٩

Gaza under siege
Size: 59 x 35 cm

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers, UK


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Woman in rubble, Gaza assault, 2008—9

امرأة بين الركام، العدوان على غزة ٢٠٠٨-٢٠٠٩

Woman in rubble, Gaza assault, 2008—9
Size: 59 x 88 cm

Embroidery: Basma Al-Natoor [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Homeless family, Gaza assault, 2008—9

عائلة مشردة، العدوان على غزة ٢٠٠٨-٢٠٠٩

Homeless family, Gaza assault, 2008—9
Size: 59 x 92 cm

Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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Destruction of Bedouin villages

تدمير القرى البدوية

Destruction of Bedouin villages
Size: 59 x 72 cm

Embroidery: Naama al Awawdah [Es Samu], Khalil District.


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Sumud (Steadfastness)

صمود

Sumud (Steadfastness)

Embroidery: Samar Alhallaq [Majdal], Gaza


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Boys on the beach, Gaza assault, 2014

أطفال على الساحل، العدوان على غزة ٢٠١٤

Boys on the beach, Gaza assault, 2014
Size: 59 x 80 cm

Embroidery: Mayyada Abu Sitta [Bir Seb’a], Gaza


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Deaths from Gaza hostilities, 2000-2016

Deaths from Gaza hostilities, 2000-2016
Size: 59 x 125 cm

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers, UK


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 Panel #pht-0760

Illegal colonisation of Jerusalem and the West Bank, 1967—2017

الموتى من ضحايا الاعتداءات على غزة ٢٠٠٠-٢٠١٦

Illegal colonisation of Jerusalem and the West Bank, 1967—2017
Size: 59 x 125 cm

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers, UK


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 Panel #pht-0770

Disappearing Palestine

اضمحلال فلسطين

Disappearing Palestine
Size: 59 x 34 cm

Embroidery: Almaza Al-Helou [Al A'abasiyeh] Ramallah


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 Panel #pht-0779

The Great March of Return, 2018-

مسيرة

The Great March of Return, 2018-
Size: 59 x 81 cm

Embroidery: Karema Nassar [Barbara], Gaza


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 Panel #pht-0780

‘Jerusalem, you are beloved’

"يا قدس انت المعشوقة"

‘Jerusalem, you are beloved’
Size: 59 x 105 cm

Embroidery: Yasmeen Haj Amer, Drejat, Naqab


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 Panel #pht-0790

The dove

“حمامة السلام”

The dove
Size: 59 x 42 cm

Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim Al-Ahmad [Tabariyeh], Ein al-Hilweh, Lebanon


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 Panel #pht-0791

Olive branch

"غصن الزيتون"

Olive branch
Size: 59 x 40 cm

Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ein el Hilweh, Lebanon


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 Panel #pht-0792

‘Return’

"العودة"

‘Return’
Size: 59 x 37 cm

Embroidery: Hejar Abu Saleem [Ajjur, district of Hebron], Amman Jordan


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 Panel #pht-0793

Future of the Project

Future of the Palestinian History Tapestry

Palestinian embroiderers will continue to be commissioned by the Project to create additional illustrative panels relevant to events and themes, from the Neolithic period to the present. The Palestinian subcommittee will remain responsible for prioritizing additional images for stitch.

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