‘Return’"العودة"

‘Return’

Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

Embroidery: Hejar Abu Saleem [Ajjur, district of Hebron], Amman Jordan
Size: 59 x 37 cm

When 700,000 Palestinians fled from or were thrown out of their homes during the Nakba in 1948, they took their house keys with them,

convinced that they would come back after a week or two and re-open their front doors.

The keys have been passed on from generation to generation as a memory of their lost homes and as lasting symbols of their ‘right of return’.

Their right of return or compensation was internationally recognised by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194, adopted on 11 December 1948.

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One lovely word, and two lovely words, my homeland
One lovely song, and two lovely songs, my homeland
I always hoped, my homeland,
To return to you, my homeland
And stay with you always

 

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.