Hand embroidered clerical stole with Jerusalem cross motif with blue and black embroidery on beige fabric.
Made by Surif Women’s Cooperative. Surif is the name of a village near Hebron, and is one of the most isolated groups. Started in 1950 by the Mennonite Central Committee, the project became a co-op in 1983. Their embroidered work is done on 100% cotton material woven in Jerusalem’s Old City. Roadblocks add to the costs of both materials and transport. Electricity, telephones, and water are frequently cut off, and the Separation Wall runs very close to Surif village.