Palestinian Embroidery


Saturday, 25th May 2024 | 12:00 - 15:00



P21 Gallery is hosting a new series of workshops teaching Palestinian embroidery as part of the Palestinian culture. These workshops will run on Saturdays.


The workshops will be delivered by the Rifqah Tamimi, a renowned Palestinian embroider with extensive experience on all patterns, garments, and cross-stitching. 


Palestinian clothing consists of a Thobe, typically black embellished with many embroidered motifs known as Tatreez. Each little motif contains a significant story, and these handmade Thobes require months of hard work to make. Palestinian cultural clothing is far from just a garment. It is a means of communicating Palestinian history and preserving mean to remain.



Rifqah Sultan Al Tamimi hale from the city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) in Palestine. She grew up watching the older ladies in her family practice embroidery of all types. She was particularly impressed by her maternal grandmother who was truly talented. From her and from others she acquired the skill of weaving and stitching. Rifqah is proud of this Palestinian artt, and she is eager to teach it to others who are interested. This is a heritage that should be preserved, and she is delighted to be part of this workshop.



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The workshop is organised by P21 Gallery with generous support from HUB Collective.