Palestine, 1917   [59 x 36 cm]

Source of image: Justin McCarthy. The Population of Palestine. New York: Columbia University Press, 1909.
Embroidery: Almaza Al-Helou [Al A'abasiyeh] Ramallah, Palestine

Palestine had been part of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years, but had retained its distinctive regional identity as Palestine, with an indigenous Arab population and culture. In the secret Sykes-Picot agreement, Britain and France separated Palestine from the rest of Greater Syria and designated it for international status.

Era: British Military Administration (1917—1920)