Palestinian wedding   [59 x 158 cm]

Source of image:Traditional design
Embroidery: Mothers’ Embroidery Group, Al Deheishe Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, Palestine

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.

Era: British Mandate (1920—1948)

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