Tahriri embroidery

Tahriri embroidery

British Mandate (1920—1948)

Embroidery: Unknown
Size: 59 x 33 cm

An example of tahriri embroidery with traditional cross stitch.

The Women’s child care society in Bet Jala is maintaining the traditional Bethlehem tahriri stitching. The group are training local women to produce embroidered items for the tourist market providing income for women working from home.Tahriri stitching is also known as couching and is used to preserve golden threads used in the decoration of church raiment’s

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