The dove“حمامة السلام”

The dove

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Embroidery: Nawal Ibrahim Al-Ahmad [Tabariyeh], Ein al-Hilweh, Lebanon

The dove has been a symbol of peace for thousands of years in many different cultures. It was Pablo Picasso who made the dove a modern symbol of peace when he used it on a poster for the World Peace Congress in 1949.

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