Hand embroidery matching tutu set.
This set from Kashkashet Biladi collection includes a shirt with hand embroidery by women in Baqa'a Refugee Camp with a matching orange neon tutu skirt.
Khoyoot wants to teach young girls to preserve our beautiful heritage by wearing such sets and learning more about Palestinian embroidery.
This project comes as part of Threads’ vision which aims to empower women in Al Baq’a camp and stitch bonds of community participation and social and economic engagement between the camp and the surrounding context, by creating threads of engagement between the different generations, while also transferring the Palestinian heritage across geographic distances, from the Palestinian villages, cities, and camps to the rest of the world.
The Palestinian Embroidery is distinguished for its ability to narrate chapters of the Palestinian people's story, documenting their everyday life with its social, religious, economic and political dimensions.
With every stitch, this beautiful art illustrates the bond that ties the Palestinian people to their land, family, village, and homeland. Every area in Palestine has a different story to tell, for the women in Yaffa stitch their thobes with the zest of lemons and oranges, while the women in Tira stitch their thobes with the scent of colorful flowers.
In addition to reflecting the Palestinian context and geography, the Palestinian embroidery reflects its time and captures historical events and transformations along Palestine’s timeline, in a manner that turns it into an artistic archive that encompasses the Palestinian memory and scenes of the Palestinian people’s steadfastness and bravery.
The Palestinian embroidery has always been considered a significant part of the national Palestinian heritage and a representative of the Palestinian identity and culture, inside Palestine and outside it. Inherited across generations, the threads of this folk art formed bonds between the grandmothers, mothers, and daughters as they transferred its techniques and stitches intergenerationally, while also passing down the traditional hand embroidered Palestinian thobes along the family lines.