Tahriri embroidery   [59 x 33 cm]

Source of image:Traditional design
Embroidery: Amari Women's Group Ramallah, Palestine

An example of tahriri embroidery with traditional cross stitch. The tahriri sample here has been stitched by the Amari Women’s Group in Ramallah. The Women’s Child Care Society in Bet Jala is maintaining the traditional Bethlehem tahriri stitching by training local women to produce embroidered items for the tourist market, providing income for women working from home.  Tahriri stitching is also known as couching, and is used to preserve golden threads used in the decoration of church raiments.

Era: British Mandate (1920—1948)

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