Olive harvestموسم حصاد الزيتون

Olive harvest

British Mandate (1920—1948)

Design: Hamada Atallah [Al Quds] Al Quds
Embroidery: Dowlat Abu Shaweesh [Ne’ane], Ramallah
Size: 59 x 110 cm

Olives and olive oil symbolize Palestinian land, identity and culture. The olive tree is seen by many Palestinians as a symbol of nationality and connection to the land, particularly due to the slow growth and longevity of the tree. The destruction of Palestinian olive trees has become a feature of the Israeli occupation, with regular reports of damage and destruction by Israeli settlers.

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