Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery
Aiming to foster better understanding between nations, this important book looks at the ancient art of embroidery in Palestinian society and how it has been transformed into a national symbol of patriotism and resistance in the decades following the Nakba of 1948. Including examples of embroidery in intricate detail and exploring its role in everyday life, Labour of Love is one of the most comprehensive books on the subject, showcasing how heritage pieces can transcend time and place to take on a deeper dimension in society.
This is the second edition of the book, published by Qatar Museums in collaboration with the Palestinian Museum to accompany the exhibition Labour of Love: Embroidering Palestinian History presented in Doha as part of the Qatar-MENASA Year of Culture 2022. Featuring an in-depth essay by Rachel Dedman, with contributions by Kristine Khouri, Tina Sherwell, Kirsten Schied, Tania Tamari Nasir, Chiara de Cesari and Baha Jubeh, Labour of Love also includes archival images and highlights from the exhibition, first displayed in Palestine in 2018.
For more information about the exhibition, visit Labour of Love: Embriodering Palestinian History
Authors: Rachel Dedman et al, Kristine Khouri, Tina Sherwell, Kirsten Schied, Tania Tamari Nasir, Chiara de Cesari and Baha Jubeh
Publisher: Qatar Museums and Palestinian Museum
Year Published: 2022
Category: Exhibition Catalogue
Size: 24.5cm x 30cm x 2.5cm
No. of pages: 344
Language: Bilingual (Arabic and English)