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Embroidering Identities

A Century of Palestinian Clothing



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Embroidering Identities: A Century of Palestinian Clothing by I. Saca
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"Embroidering Identities: A Century of Palestinian Clothing" is the companion piece to the exhibit held at the Oriental Institute from November 11, 2006 to March 25, 2007. It is an overview of the colourful and distinctive clothing of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Palestine. The richly illustrated text discusses the construction of traditional dresses, the materials and dyes employed, and clothing and embroidery in the years following 1948. Garments from many regions are illustrated and described. The volume includes a glossary of Arabic terms and a checklist to the exhibit.

Author Biography

Iman and Maha Saca founded and maintain the Palestine Heritage Center in Bethlehem. The garments and accessories pictured in the volume are from the collections of the Oriental Institute and the Palestine Heritage Center.
Release date NZ
November 30th, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
30 col and 5 b/w illus
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
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