Olive branch"غصن الزيتون"

Olive branch

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ein el Hilweh, Lebanon
Size: 59 x 40 cm

The symbolism of the peace, the olive branch may come from the fact that the olive tree takes a long time to produce fruit,

so olives could only be cultivated successfully in long periods of peace.Whatever the history, the olive branch is a part of many modern flags symbolising peace and unity.


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