Destruction of Bedouin villagesتدمير القرى البدوية

Destruction of Bedouin villages

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Source: from a painting by Bashir Abu-Rabia'
Embroidery: Naama al Awawdah [Es Samu], Khalil District.
Size: 59 x 72 cm

This panel draws attention to the cycle of destruction and reconstruction of many Bedouin villages, including Al-Arakeeb, Aum Al-Heran, and threatened  Khan Al-Ahmar in the Jordan Valley.

These villages have been destroyed by the Israeli Army in a policy of further ethnic cleansing to establish Jewish-only settlements.  The panel is inspired by a painting by Bashir Abu-Rabia’, the first Bedouin artist in the Negev, who began featuring Palestinian embroidery in his paintings in 1969.

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.