Tue. Jul 23 2019

Gaza man stitches together Palestinian heritage

Suleiman Abu Taima's work was inspired by his mother's embroidery

Mar 11 2019

Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery   to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
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Suleiman Abu Taima delicately uses an array of colours to stitch together images which encompass Palestinian heritage in the manner his mother taught him.

The 22-year-old says his love of colours and infatuation with his mother’s work led him to watch her closely and learn her embroidery skills.

This profession, which needs care and patience, is traditionally dominated by women, and Suleiman has come under criticism by his fellow embroiderers being one of few men in the trade.

He has continued in spite of this and says his biggest achievements to date are the Palestinian thobe that he has completed, shawls and art work to be displayed in people’s homes.

Suleiman sells his pieces in local markets to afford a living for himself during Israel’s brutal siege of the Gaza Strip.

Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman  Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu  Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses  embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery  to  portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray  Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage  on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on  11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019
Suleiman Abu Taima uses embroidery to portray Palestinian heritage on 11 March 2019

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