21-09 GAZA Manajel Dress

BY ORDER ONLY 

A line oversized dress. Perfect for fall/winter season

the dress in the picture is size Medium US 6

Chest 50cm

Hips 53 cm

Length 90cm (you can ask for longer or shorter)

Traditional craft practiced in the Bedouin community is a type of embroidery called Manajel (sickle in Arabic). In the past, the Manajel stitch was a seam stitch used to decoratively attach together the different pieces of fabric in a dress, and the Bedouin also utilized it for the binding together of rug pieces when their looms were too thin. It is a highly time and thread-consuming needlework as the stitches need to be very close to one another for it to appear as a single strip of embroidery. Our Manajel pieces are hand-embroidered by women from Gaza.

“Gaza from antiquity a passageway to  armies and trade caravans, became known as a Corridor bridge for kings. Napoleon said “Gaza the border of Africa and the door to Asia” because of its strategic position on the coast, Gaza always been an important trade center, especially in the spices. 

The typical Gaza fabric of linen and cotton had distinctively colored silk border stripes. The fabric were often named according to h colored stripes. The Gaza area villages that assimilated the Gaza embroidery and fabric include Hamamy, Qukaba, Beit lahya, Jabalya, and Isdud.” Palestinian embroidery by Widad Kawar and Tania Nasir

Handmade wash or Dryclean only  

 

 No returns

Delivery within 14-21 working days from order date in normal cases- No war!


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Category: 2021, gaza

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