Aiming to foster better understanding between nations, this important book looks at the ancient art of embroidery in Palestinian society and how it has been transformed into a national symbol of patriotism and resistance in the decades following the Nakba of 1948. Including examples of embroidery in intricate detail and exploring its role in everyday life, Labour of Love is one of the most comprehensive books on the subject, showcasing how heritage pieces can transcend time and place to take on a deeper dimension in society.
This is the second edition of the book, published by Qatar Museums in collaboration with the Palestinian Museum to accompany the exhibition Labour of Love: Embroidering Palestinian History presented in Doha as part of the Qatar-MENASA Year of Culture 2022. Featuring an in-depth essay by Rachel Dedman, with contributions by Kristine Khouri, Tina Sherwell, Kirsten Schied, Tania Tamari Nasir, Chiara de Cesari and Baha Jubeh, Labour of Love also includes archival images and highlights from the exhibition, first displayed in Palestine in 2018.
Language English and Arabic (Bilingual)
Publication date 2022