Designers and Embroiderers
The designers and embroiderers who are contributing to the Palestinian History Tapestry live and work in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jerusalem, the Naqab, Jordan and Lebanon. The completed panels are as individual and as remarkable as the Palestinians themselves.
Regardless of where the many Palestinian contributors to the History Tapestry Project live currently, their names have been followed by the location of their family homes at the time of the 1948 Nakba.
Designs, sketches, and embroidery
Gaza: Hekmat Ashour, Razan Hassouna, Safa Abu Dalu, Shireen Fouad Atallah, Shaymaa Abu Hasanain [Gaza], Samar Alhallaq [Majdal], Khawla Dahrouj, Ruba Al-Behery, Mayyada Abu Sitta, Amal Abu Hussain, Shayma Alwaheidi [Bir Seb’a], Hanan Al-Behery [Karatiyya], Awatif Bader, Fatma Abu Owda [Hamama], Jamila Al-Bura’ai [Kawkaba], Khawla Rubi [Yibna], Safa’a Tibi, Karema Nassar [Barbara], Adham Jaber [Hirbiya], Ibrahim Muhtadi [Al Quds].
Coordinators: Ibrahim Muhtadi [Al Quds], Jamila Al Za’anin, Wafaa Al Za’anin [Beit Hanoun], Shayma Alwaheidi [Bir Seb’a].
West Bank and Jerusalem: Dowlat Abu Shaweesh [Ne’ane], Latifa Abu Hamad [Abu Shusha, Ramle], Almaza Al-Helou [Al A’abasiyeh], Suhair Handal [Beit Lahm], Marcel Rabie, Randa Abu Ghattas [Beit Jala], Mothers’ Embroidery Group [Dheisheh], Hamada Atallah [Al Quds]. Coordinators: Dowlat Abu Shaweesh [Ne’ane], Doaa Hammoudeh [Lifta].
Israel: Haneeyeh Abu Saleh [Galilee], Naama Al-Awawdah [Es Samu’], Amina Abu-Rabia’, Alia Abu-Rabia’, Hadeel Abu-Rabia’, Aisha Abu-Rabia’, Suheer Abu-Rabia’, Yasmeen Haj Amer, Haroon Haj Amer [Drejat, Naqab]. Coordinator: Yasmeen Haj Amer [Drejat, Naqab].
Lebanon: Imam Shehaby, Nawal Ibrahim Al-Ahmad [Tabariyeh], Basma Al-Natoor [Samaria], Abeer Khalil, Kifah Kurdieh [Sufsaf]. Coordinator: Riham Khalil [Sufsaf].
Jordan: Janet Jameel Hamad [Silwad], Hejar Abu Saleem [Ajjur], Barbara Haj Hassan. Coordinators: Barbara Haj Hassan, Basma Nazer [Khalil].
Janette, center, Barbara right, in Amman Jordan
The Society of Women Graduates, in Gaza
The women embroiderers of Drejat in the Naqab
Riham with women from Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon
Bashir Abu-Rabia’ first Bedouin artist from the Naqab