This elegant clutch purse is great for a night out or to add a festive touch for that special holiday outfit! The front features beautiful Palestinian cross-stitch motifs and the back is solid black fabric. There is a side zipper on the inside and a velcro closure for the purse. This item is 100% handmade by artisans in Palestine.
Palestinian Embroidery History
Once a traditional craft practiced by village women, Palestinian embroidery has become an important symbol of Palestinian culture.
The popularity of embroidery springs both from its beauty and its association with Palestinian culture and history and dates back to the region more than 3,000 years ago.
Traditionally, embroidery was the principal decoration of rural Palestinian women's clothing. It was part of a village woman's daily routine and a means of showing off her personal skills and social identity. The various colors, patterns and styles of dress reflected a woman's social standing, marital status and wealth.
Check out our blog post Threads Through Time: A History of Palestinian Embroidery!