THIS WEEK: The Language of Palestinian Tatreez Embroidery with Wafa Ghnaim
Date(s) - 05/16/2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Jerusalem Fund
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Palestinian tatreez embroidery is a centuries-old folk art, traditionally passed from mother to daughter over a cup of tea. Wafa and her sisters grew up learning the time honored folk art and tradition of embroidery from their mother, Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim. Researching over thirty years worth of oral history interviews, recorded demonstrations, lectures, journal entries and photographs from her and her mother, Wafa Ghnaim documents, decodes and preserves the patterns, meanings and oral history of traditional Palestinian embroidery designs passed on for generations between women in her family in her book, Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora. Click image above for more info or to RSVP.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:00—2:00 P.M. EST
A light Snack will Be Served at 12:30 pm
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Founded in 1977, The Jerusalem Fund is an independent, registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It aims to foster greater awareness about Palestine, in the United States and abroad, and to ameliorate the lives of Palestinians in Palestine and the diaspora. The Fund accomplishes these goals through three programs: the Humanitarian Link raises funds to provide relief, medical services, and community development support; the Palestine Center hosts educational and policy analysis lectures and conferences in the DC area and disseminates information online; and the cultural arm features an active art gallery, a film series, and musical and literary offerings.