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    Maath al-Alousi

    Despite the layer of a sweet sadness that is suspended over it, the city does not sleep at night...

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    Margarita Skinner

    The tradition of embroidery is one of the great art forms of village life in Palestine.


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November 11, 2007

Palestinian Embroidery Motifs Launched in Amman

Over 240 people attended our book launch on Sunday November 11, 2007, in Amman. The event was a great success, with most of the copies of Palestinian Embroidery Motifs: A Treasury of Stitches 1850-1950 presented at the launch sold, and 35% of the proceeds went to the Welfare Association in support of projects in Palestine.


The book launch was hosted at the Regency Palace Hotel by Mr. and Mrs. Sami Sawalha in Amman. Our evening included speeches by Dr. Atallah Kuttab, Director General of the Welfare Association, and authors Mrs. Margarita Skinner and Mrs. Widad Kawar.


Putting together this wonderful treasury of motifs by Mrs. Margarita Skinner in association with Mrs. Widad Kawar was a two year process involving many people to deliver the book you see today.

The impressive photography by Falak Shawwa captures the essence of the embroidery pieces from the world-renowned collection of Mrs. Widad Kawar. The crisp design and layout of graphic designer Chara Adamidou was a key in presenting the content.


Our sincere thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Sawalha for their generosity, Mrs. Miral Murad of ARTY Creative Marketing Services-Amman for her efforts in helping us put the event together, to all those who attended the launch, and to everyone who sent their best wishes and support from afar.


The book received great reviews and attention for its contribution to the documentation of this rich Palestinian heritage. All the support during the event helped Palestinian Embroidery Motifs: A Treasury of Stitches 1850-1950 get off to a great start.

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