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At the Seams in Beirut!

We are incredibly honoured to have partaken in the Palestinian Museum's first exhibition, 'At the Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery’, symbolically stamping us into the timeline of such a beautiful tradition. Showcased at Dar el Nimer for Arts in Culture in Clemenceau in Beirut, the exhibition closes this week and we wanted to share our perspective.Rachel Dedman, curator of the exhibition, gives context into the traditional dress and its function, opening the display with a note: As a form of material history, embroidery sensitively reflects the social and political landscape in which it is produced. Beginning with the earlier styles, more distinct because of the difficulty of movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the famously opulent...

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