Handbag Medium Tahriri – Blue

SKU: 27407-4

£115.00

Richly embroidered handbag with handles, made using the Tahriri stitch in vibrant colours and gold thread on black fabric. Embroidered on one side, made by the Women’s Child Care Society in the Beit Jala area. Size: approx. 37cm x 29 cm

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Richly embroidered handbag with handles, made using the Tahriri stitch in vibrant colours and gold thread on black fabric. Embroidered on one side, made by the Women’s Child Care Society in the Beit Jala area.

Size: approx. 37cm x 29 cm

The Women’s Child Care Society is one of the few embroidery groups that have preserved the Tahriri, couching stitch embroidery that is unique to the Bethlehem area. The Society has trained 15 women from Tequa’, the village south of Bethlehem, on this complex stitching technique where gold and silver chords are twisted into vividly coloured threads. It takes six months of training for a woman to become skilled in this special technique. The society currently provides embroidery work for 50 women from 10 villages in the area. Only two women in the region were able to do this stitching but more women have recently been trained in this work of art. 

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Weight0.01 kg