This hand-embroidered heart, with its striking geometric embroidery is a wonderful small gift for someone you love. It can be displayed in your home, office or car at any time of year, or kept to use as a special Christmas ornament. When you buy this item, you help provide a woman artisan in the Gaza Strip 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: 10 cm x 7.5 cm | Bright red fabric, green and white hand cross-stitching 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.
SKU: SU2001 Categories: Crafts, Sulafa Embroidery Tags: embroidery, Gaza, home decor, ornament, Sulafa Embroidery