The Hand of Fatima/Mary/Miriamيد فاطمة / ماري/ مريم

The Hand of Fatima/Mary/Miriam

British Mandate (1920—1948)

Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon
Size: 59 x 48 cm

This image is familiar in three religions. Jews refer to it as the hand of Miriam, to commemorate the sister of Moses and Aaron. Levantine Christians refer to it as the hand of Mary,

mother of Jesus.  In Islam, it is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Fatima Zahra, Muhammad’s daughter.

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.