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

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