Wafa Ghnaim fulfilled her mother’s lifelong dream of writing a book titled Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora, entailing information and visuals of Palestinian embroidery designs and traditions. She shares her journey through life and her plans for the future.
Inaash is a Lebanese registered charity dedicated to preserving Palestinian heritage through embroidery, and to providing work opportunities for women embroiderers. Currently over 350 women are engaged in embroidering its superb products, which include jackets, shawls, abayas, clutch bags and other items designed for a global customer base.
Tala Atrouni’s life experiences have driven her to rise above the challenges, and pursue her passion for art. She is now on her way to becoming one of the Middle East most treasured artists.
Kamal Boullata is a treasured Palestinian painter, writer and art historian. In his great work he emphasizes the division in Palestinian identity and living in exile through applying geometric forms as well as integrating of Arabic words and calligraph.
Wujoud Cultural Center and Museum tells the history of Palestinians from the eighteenth century until the early twentieth century, faithfully showcasing life in Jerusalem during old times and pinpointing its vibrant Christian presence in the Old City.
If art propels consciousness, then Juman Pearls designs unique Arabesque pieces inspired by Palestine, deepening the connection that can be had with this priceless land through such craftsmanship.
Inspired by Laila Nimry, (X)odus is a project that supports the rebuilding of lives affected by man-caused displacement. Syrian, Palestinian and Iraqi women are given the opportunity to flourish by given them the means to craft products influenced by their personal stories. Earning the profits collected by (x)odus, everything is handcrafted by these women, showcasing their fine embroidery and tailoring skills.
Lina Elbayya is the creative brainchild behind Canava. A Palestinian jewelry and handbag designer, she proudly creates accessories that preserve Palestinian artistry through her unique and modern designs, upholding the regions precious heritage.
Sitti soap is a social enterprise, ensuring fair wage employment to refugees through handmade natural olive oil skincare and home items. Founded by Noora Sharrab and Jacqueline Sofia, Sitti maintains its commitment to providing fair wage employment to its all-female staff, as well as offering financial and in-kind support to several beneficiary programs that contribute towards the enterprise’s social mission.
With her work has being collected by international institutions worldwide since the 1970’s Palestinian artist, scholar and art historian, Samia Halaby is recognized as a pioneer of contemporary abstraction in the Arab world. A leading abstract painter and scholar of Palestinian art, she has been Influenced by the Soviet avant-garde, working with the conviction that abstraction is based in reality, and has not been properly explored.