Yaffa was prosperous, industrious, a happening centre of culture and was most famous for the export that started it all, oranges. The city became a world-famous citrus capital and by the 1930s, Yaffa was exporting millions of oranges across the globe.  Everything stems from the oranges. The traditional dress could look like any other, except for a small detail that caught our eye. Though motifs can have varying names from village to village, the motif that looks like the letter ‘e’ could be…

Yaffa was prosperous, industrious, a happening centre of culture and was most famous for the export that started it all, oranges. The city became a world-famous citrus capital and by the 1930s, Yaffa was exporting millions of oranges across the globe. Everything stems from the oranges. The traditional dress could look like any other, except for a small detail that caught our eye. Though motifs can have varying names from village to village, the motif that looks like the letter ‘e’ could be…

Rosemary and Edward Said, Jerusalem, 1940   Source: British Mandate Jerusalemites Photo Library

Rosemary and Edward Said, Jerusalem, 1940 Source: British Mandate Jerusalemites Photo Library

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Palestinian Embroidery,Palestine,Syria,Jordan,Middle,Western

Galilee cutout dress; cross-stitch hand embroidery

Galilee Cutout Dress

Galilee cutout dress; cross-stitch hand embroidery

A 1980s UNRWA poster showing a classic Ramallah traditional costume  from the collection of Widad Kawar, Amman (Photo: M Nasr)

A 1980s UNRWA poster showing a classic Ramallah traditional costume from the collection of Widad Kawar, Amman (Photo: M Nasr)

نساء، الناصرة، فلسطين ١٩٣٠ Women, Nazareth, Palestine 1930 Mujeres, Nazaret, Palestina 1930

نساء، الناصرة، فلسطين ١٩٣٠ Women, Nazareth, Palestine 1930 Mujeres, Nazaret, Palestina 1930

Bible class in Bethlehem, Palestine, 1900

Bethlehem Women School 1900s Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Munir Alawi

الطيرة (حيفا) 1930 هي إحدى القرى الفلسطينية المحتلة التي تقع في محافظة حيفا كانت القرية تنتشر على المنحدرات الغربية السفلى لجبل الكرمل, مشرفة على السهل الساحلي, وكانت طريق فرعية تصلها بالطريق …

الطيرة (حيفا) 1930 هي إحدى القرى الفلسطينية المحتلة التي تقع في محافظة حيفا كانت القرية تنتشر على المنحدرات الغربية السفلى لجبل الكرمل, مشرفة على السهل الساحلي, وكانت طريق فرعية تصلها بالطريق …

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