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October 26, 2008

Rimal Exhibits Embroidery Books in INAASH UAE Tour

Rimal Publications Embroidery Books supports INAASH UAE Tour. 

Between October 24-26, 2008, INAASH - a Lebanese social and cultural association working with Palestinian women and children living in the refugee camps in - exhibited its wide collection of dresses and other embroidered items in the United Arab Emirates.

In collaboration with INAASH, Rimal Publications' widely successful recently published title - "Palestinian Embroidery Motifs: A Treasury of Stitches 1850-1950" by Margarita Skinner in associate with Widad Kawar and photographed by Falak Shawwa - was also displayed among the richly embroidered dresses as part of the tour.
Palestinian embroidery is more than a mere art form, it is a living heritage. Each piece is a narrative, with different towns and villages and depicting objects from everyday life.

The marriage between modern embroidery and traditional colors and motifs is a signature of INAASH seen on a large variety of materials. While traditional silk is still used for clothing items, INAASH have added najaf (hand woven wool), wool and pashmina.

Profits from INAASH & RIMAL sales and generous donations went to support the women behind all the embroidered works living in the Palestinian refugee camps and to provide and run the kindergartens for their children in Lebanon. The objective of INAASH is to teach Palestinian women the art of traditional Palestinian embroidery, while providing them with the means to earn a living working from home.

INAASH was founded in 1969 by a group of Palestinian and Lebanese women who foresaw the need to preserve the rich heritage of Palestinian embroidery. It was also an initiative that would provide financial support to the many destitute families in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon.

The exhibition took place at the luxurious Grand Millenium Hotel in Dubai. For more details about INAASH, please visit www.inaash.org

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