Palestinian Cross Stitch Cross Body Purse

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This vintage purse was hand stitched in Palestine. Beautiful embroidery panel on front of bag, solid maroon fabric on the back with a side zipper closure.This messenger bag can be worn as a cross body purse or as a long single strap purse. Great for everyday with jeans and a basic t-shirt! 

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!