Check point, 1967-   [59 x 85 cm]

Source of image: Hannah Ryggen tapestries
Design: Hannah Ryggen (Norway)
Sketch: Shaymaa Abu-Hasanain [Gaza], Gaza, Palestine
Embroidery: Karema Nasser [Barbara], Gaza, Palestine

During the 1967 war, Israel occupied what remained of Palestine. Hundreds of military checkpoints were established in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and in Gaza. These are used to entrench Israel’s occupation of all of historic Palestine. Movement of Palestinians is restricted within the occupied Palestinian territory, with dire consequences for access to education, health care, and the economy.  The design of this panel is influenced by “The Death of Dreams”, a tapestry woven by Hannah Ryggen at the time of the German occupation of Norway during the second World War.

Era: Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

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