Source of image: Artist Amjad Ghannam [Al Quds], Al Quds
Design: Artist Amjad Ghannam [Al Quds], Al Quds
Embroidery: Dowlat Abu Shaweesh [Ne’ane], Ramallah, Palestine
Salah ad Din Yusuf (Saladin) was a Kurd and the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria. His forces defeated the Crusaders in 1187 CE at the Battle of Hittin, and went on to re-capture Jerusalem, which had been seized by the Crusaders from the Egyptians 88 years earlier.
Era: Ayyubid Period (1187—1250)