The Right of Returnحق العودة

The Right of Return

British Mandate (1920—1948)

Design: Fatma Abu Owda [Hamama], Gaza
Embroidery: Hanan Al-Behery [Karatiyya], Gaza

In the hope of returning to their homes, Palestinian refugees retain the keys to the houses from which they were forcefully displaced during the Nakba in 1948. The key symbolizes the inheritance of successive Palestinian generations of the right of return to their homes and their rejection of the policy of resettlement. This embroidery illustrates the right of return by featuring images of keys of different shapes which they have retained over the generations.

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.