Taita Leila Qabbeh Nablus top
Taita Leila Qabbeh Nablus top

Nablus نابلس – Too Busy to Embroider

Regular price $250.00

Starting in the 18th century, Nablus was a major center of industry, agriculture and trade. This left the fallahin (farmers) of Nablus and its surrounding villages with little time for intricate embroidery work. In fact, a famous Arabic saying - “I have no work, therefore I embroider” - is said to have originated here.

This appreciation for simplicity is reflected in this white top accented by minimalist patterns in the traditional colors of green, red, and yellow. Instead of the qabbeh occupying the center of the shirt, in this unique design, embroiderers stretched it to cover the shoulders.

Product Description

  • Hand-embroidered using cross-stitch
  • Fabric is a soft cotton and polyester mix
  • Butterfly cut with loose fit
  • Available in off-white
  • Hand-wash cold and air dry or dry clean
  • Model is wearing one size
  • Please check the size chart for more information about fit