Palestinian weddingالعرس الفلسطيني

Palestinian wedding

British Mandate (1920—1948)

Source: Traditional
Embroidery: Mothers’ Embroidery Group, Al Deheishe Refugee Camp, Bethlehem
Size: 59 x 158 cm

This panel displays a typical Palestinian country wedding with its rituals, dabkeh folk dance, the bride on a horse, and traditional music. The dabkeh dance is characteristic of the whole of the Levant, with the music and the dance steps differing slightly from place to place.

Palestinian cuisine is the cuisine of the Levant – msakhan, maftoul, kibbeh,  hoummous, and mansaf, for example – which have become very widely known and appreciated.

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.