'Mawtini' (My Homeland)

‘Mawtini’ (My Homeland)

British Mandate (1920—1948)

Design: Ibrahim Muhtadi [Al Quds], Gaza
Sketch: Shaymaa Abu-Hasanain [Gaza], Gaza
Embroidery: Jamela al-Bura’ai [Kawkaba], Gaza
Size: 59 x 87 cm

‘Mawtini’ is a popular poem written by the Palestinian poet Ibrahim Tuqan. In the 1930s it was set to music composed by the Lebanese composer Mohammed Flayfel. It served as Palestine‘s de facto national anthem until 1996, when it was officially replaced by ‘Fida’i‘.

Murad Swaity, Mawtini