Refugee-made embroidery takes centre stage

Here’s a noble cultural initiative you shouldn’t miss…

Ancient Palestinian embroidery created by refugees is the focus of an upcoming exhibition at Manarat Al Saadiyat.

Titled The Journey, the event, running from 20th to 23rd November, will showcase tatreez (Palestine embroidery) creations done in collaboration with French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed.

Visitors will get to see – and can even purchase – framed tapestries, figurines and a book, all presented in a 3D booth reflecting life in a refugee camp. The book documents life inside the camp and how the embroideries came into shape.

eL Seed

The exhibit is organised by 81 Designs, a UAE-based social enterprise that employs refugee women artisans, painstakingly hand-stitching the murals and figurines to be displayed during the event.

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