The history of Palestine presented in Tapestry
Thirthy six palestinians living in the Middle East have made a tapestry with 80 panels representing each a different period of the history of Palestine now in the British Museum.
From the walls of Jericho – thought to be the earliest walled city – to the founding of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) stitches and vibrant colours. Tonight’s event was opened by Shelagh Weir, former Middle East curator at the British Museum, who described how Palestinian embroidery has formed an integral part of Palestinian culture for centuries. (more…)