Card Najat – Bridal Chest Panel

SKU: 9633

£3.65

Bridal Chest Panel: Safeguarding Women. In olden times it was believed that mythological symbols embroidered on traditional Palestinian dresses prevented the evil ghosts from harming the woman. Designed to protect her heart, four golden symbols couching-stitched on the chest panel are the center piece of contemporary Palestinian wedding dresses. The four symbols represent: The Hand of Fatima that averts and protects; the Fish, which has become a symbol of Christ, bringing wellbeing and prosperity; the Crescent and Star symbolizing the Islamic faith; as well as the Eye deterring evil and ill intentions. Technique: Pen work and raised enamel on a porcelain tile, using 24K gold paint.

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Bridal Chest Panel: Safeguarding Women. In olden times it was believed that mythological symbols embroidered on traditional Palestinian dresses prevented the evil ghosts from harming the woman. Designed to protect her heart, four golden symbols couching-stitched on the chest panel are the center piece of contemporary Palestinian wedding dresses. The four symbols represent: The Hand of Fatima that averts and protects; the Fish, which has become a symbol of Christ, bringing wellbeing and prosperity; the Crescent and Star symbolizing the Islamic faith; as well as the Eye deterring evil and ill intentions. Technique: Pen work and raised enamel on a porcelain tile, using 24K gold paint.

Najat Cards – Born in 1948, of Palestinian origin, Najat El-Taji El-Khairy lives in Canada. She is fascinated by Palestinian embroidery & was captivated by its outstanding floral and geometric designs, so she started collecting village dresses & other embroidered articles. She still owns and exhibits them today with the porcelain art and products she re-creates from them. The cards we sell are based on these images as well. All profits are donated to Palestine. Palestinian embroidery in particular caught her attention. She was captivated by its outstanding floral and geometric designs, so she started collecting village dresses & other embroidered articles. She still owns and exhibits them today with the porcelain art she re-creates from them. 

 

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Weight0.01 kg