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Mashrabiya Embroidery
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Embroidery has traditionally played a central role in the life of Palestinians, a craft handed down from mother to daughter for many generations.
Embroidery has traditionally played a central role in the life of Palestinians, a craft handed down from mother to daughter for many generations.

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Embroidery has traditionally played a central role in the life of Palestinians, a craft handed down from mother to daughter for many generations.Because Palestine has been a meeting place of many different cultures through the ages, a rich variety of styles, patterns, and designs with three distinct subgroups emerged: town, village and nomadic. Because this art was executed on a perishable commodity–textiles used constantly as household articles such as pillows, as well as clothing — not much remains from earlier than the nineteenth century. When the articles were worn out, pieces of the embroidery were cut off and included in other, smaller items.
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