Singing birds are much loved in Gaza so the women artisans of Sulafa have honoured the canary with this exquisite embroidery for the world to enjoy. This colourful ornament, hand-stitched in your choice of red or blue, will remind you of the importance of song and music in the culture of Palestine. The traditional Palestinian embroidery - tatreez (تَطْريز) - on this small, colourful ornament makes it perfect to brighten your home. When you buy this product, you help provide a woman artisan in Gaza with an income essential to support her family. She is one of many skilled women, working with the Sulafa Embroidery Project, an initiative of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Size: 11.5 cm x 9.5cm Producer: Sulafa Embroidery Centre, Gaza Strip About Sulafa Embroidery Centre Sulafa is a household name in Gaza for quality embroidery, and supports approximately 250 local women artisans by commissioning traditional and contemporary embroidered goods. Although traditional Palestinian tatreez (embroidery) is labour-intensive and time-consuming, Sulafa’s products tell the stories of women living in Gaza - women who bear an increasing burden of supporting their families. By supporting women to work from home, Sulafa allows women to balance their home responsibilities while earning an income to support a better life for their children and families. It is also a way to preserve the traditions and culture of embroidery within Palestinian society and pass these essential skills from generation to the next. The Sulafa Embroidery Centre was initiated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in 1950, to provide work for women in Gaza's refugee camps.
|Dimensions||11 × 12 × 2 cm|
SKU: SU2003 Categories: Crafts, Sulafa Embroidery Tags: embroidery, Gaza, home decor, ornament, Sulafa Embroidery