‘The Land of Sad Oranges’أرض البرتقال الحزين
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‘The Land of Sad Oranges’

Ottoman Period (1516—1917)

Source: From the writing of Ghassan Kanafani
Embroidery: Suheer Abu Rabia, Drejat, Naqab
Size: 59 x 36 cm

The title of this image is from a short story by Ghassan Kanafani, a Palestinian writer who was assassinated in 1972 by Mossad, the Israeli secret service.

“The Land of the Sad Oranges” describes the influence of deportation on Palestinians when Israeli troops took over their country in 1948.

Jaffa oranges were cultivated by Palestinian farmers from the mid-19th century, and take their name from the port city of Jaffa. Mention of Jaffa oranges being exported to Europe first appears in British consular reports in the 1850s.Jaffa oranges were cultivated by Palestinian farmers from the mid-19th century, and take their name from the port city of Jaffa. Mention of Jaffa oranges being exported to Europe first appears in British consular reports in the 1850s.

 

 

Further viewing

Palestinian History Tapestry exhibition in Stroud from Feb 18—23rd Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB.

A unique opportunity to view selected pieces from the Palestinian History Tapestry in one of Stroud's premier galleries.

The exhibition will run from the evening of Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd, opening from 11am—6pm.

Come and see this beautiful work, experience the Palestinian History Tapestry as never before.