Re: Palestinian Designs for a Benefit

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on July 14, 2002 at 16:26:37:

In reply to: Palestinian Designs for a Benefit posted by Anne Beltestad on July 14, 2002 at 15:59:13:

Other than HJBA (which has some) .... look in your library for books
of Palestinian traditional embrodery. The patterns are in the same
visual vocabulary, and the patterns you see in indigenous carpets,
ceramics and tile work also turn up in henna.

The Palestinians I've worked with liked to have the center of the
design open, so they could have me put the initial of the person they
loved, (the center of a design, particularly in any sort of a Khamsa
pattern, is a place of protection and a place of the heart). Often
they wanted the initial of a father, brother, or son who'd been lost
in the conflict.


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