Tahriri embroideryالتطريز التحريري

Tahriri embroidery

British Mandate (1920—1948)

Embroidery: Amari Women's Group Ramallah
Size: 59 x 33 cm

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 raiment’s

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.