Palestinian tatreez embroidery is a centuries-old folk art, traditionally passed from mother to daughter over a cup of tea. Tatreez & Tea’s mission is to provide educational resources, namely through workshops, lectures and publications, to preserve Palestinian arts, crafts and folkloric traditions in the diaspora community. Traditionally, Palestinian women created various crafts, predominantly embroidery, that told the stories of their lives. Today, personal narratives of the embroiderers are being lost due to our culture’s increasing aesthetic valuation and commercial appropriation of the art. Tatreez & Tea preserves, documents and shares Palestinian artistry and storytelling traditions to keep this ancestral art alive in the diaspora.

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Wafa Ghnaim, Tatreez & Tea

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Palestinian tatreez embroidery is a centuries-old folk art, traditionally passed from mother to daughter over a cup of tea. Tatreez & Tea’s mission is to provide educational resources, namely through workshops, lectures and publications, to preserve Palestinian arts, crafts and folkloric traditions in the diaspora community. Traditionally, Palestinian women created various crafts, predominantly embroidery, that told the stories of their lives. Today, personal narratives of the embroiderers are being lost due to our culture’s increasing aesthetic valuation and commercial appropriation of the art. Tatreez & Tea preserves, documents and shares Palestinian artistry and storytelling traditions to keep this ancestral art alive in the diaspora.
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