Spring-Summer '21 Tatreez Patterns

Palestinian Tatreez embroidery is a centuries-old art form handmade by women in Palestine and traditionally passed down from mother to daughter...

Spring-Summer '21 Tatreez Patterns
Palestinian Tatreez embroidery is a centuries-old art form handmade by women in Palestine and traditionally passed down from mother to daughter. It has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance and female strength in the Middle East. Tatreez comprises thousands of Palestinian patterns, each one carrying a distinct meaning and representing a specific place of origin. 

 

In our Spring-Summer ’21 'Al Majdal' collection, we worked with eight different Palestinian hand-embroidery (Tatreez) patterns from different origins and villages around Palestine. The color palette was inspired by the Majdalawi fabric's primary colors like bright yellow, green, and pink. 

 

Road of Stars, Feather Branch, and Old Man Upside Down- patterns from Hebron area

 

Cypress Trees- a pattern which has origins in the south of Palestine, from Gaza and Beer Seba area

 

Leech- pattern from the Ramallah and Hebron area 

 

 

We co-operated on this collection with over 50 women from different villages in the West Bank, Palestine, in Dheisheh refugee camp, Ramallah, and Arroub refugee camp.

 

One of the key items in our Spring-Summer ’21 is the Makhlut (mixed in Arabic) Long Sleeve Shirt. The shirt is made from a heavyweight jersey made in Turkey, the fit is a bit oversize, and it features six out of the eight embroidery patterns in the collection. Exclusively for our website launch, we have created the shirt in blue embroidery patterns. The off-black jersey and the combination of the blue color symbolize the area of the south of Palestine, where the village of Al-Majdal was located before it was demolished in 1948 by the Israeli occupation forces. 

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