Sovereign Threads: A History of Palestinian Embroidery

Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California.

July 15 to October 8, 2006

Sovereign Threads: A History of Palestinian Embroidery is currently on display at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA. The exhibit includes Palestinian costumes from Bethlehem, Jerusalem region, Ramallah, Hebron, Jaffa region, Ramleh, Lydda, Asduud, Gaza region and Beer El Sabe. Also on display are contemporary embroidery work by Palestinian refugees in Lebanon sponsored by Inaash Association of Beirut Lebanon. Three of the costumes on display are on loan from the Committee to Preserve the Palestinian Heritage.

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Above: Images from the opening reception and museum tour held on Saturday, July 15, Hanan’s lecture on Sunday, July 16, 2006, and general views of items on display. Images taken during the reception are courtesy of Mr. Terence Patrick (