OIMP 25.

OIMP 25. Embroidering Identities: A Century of Palestinian Clothing.

By Iman Saca in collaboration with Maha Saca

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This companion volume to the exhibit, Embroidering Identities: A Century of Palestinian Clothing, held at the Oriental Institute from November 11, 2006, to March 25, 2007, is an overview of the colorful and distinctive clothing of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Palestine. The richly illustrated text discusses the construction of traditional dresses, the materials and dyes employed, and clothing and embroidery in the years following 1948. Garments from many regions are illustrated and described. The volume includes a glossary of Arabic terms and a checklist to the exhibit.

Iman and Maha Saca founded and maintain the Palestine Heritage Center in Bethlehem. The garments and accessories pictured in the volume are from the collections of the Oriental Institute and the Palestine Heritage Center.

  • Oriental Institute Museum Publications 25
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2006
  • Pp. 48 + 5 black and white and 30 color illustrations
  • Paperbound 9.0 x 11.5 inches, 23 x 29 cm
  • Out of Print