Accuracy, beauty and craftsmanship… Learn the story of Ramallah embroidery after referring to the series “A Special Case”.

Every piece of the land of Palestine has its own uniqueness and heritage that is deeply rooted in history. This specificity was clearly reflected in the details of Palestinian fashion, especially Palestinian embroidery, which is an important part of the heritage. Skilled hands used it to document the country’s heritage, and every region in Palestine expressed itself through it.


Ramallah character

According to the Palestinian Embroidery Blog, embroidery in Ramallah reflects the prosperous life that the city is known for. It is located north of Jerusalem, has a wonderful climate, an ideal location, and lots of olive groves, fields and fruit trees.

The impact of this comfortable life in ancient Ramallah appeared on embroidery in two different ways. On the one hand, the materials used in embroidery were luxurious linen and silk of the best types, and on the other hand, the drawings and symbols that women embroidered on dresses were inspired by these details, and the most famous symbols of embroidery were Known in Ramallah as Nakhla. Women used to embroider traditional geometric shapes in Al-Daya, then they began to use floral shapes at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Ramallah embroidery shawl
Ramallah embroidery shawl

Ramallah embroidery was also characterized by extreme precision and craftsmanship in its execution. It was famous for its regular stitches and harmonious geometric shapes that could form an integrated unit when combined together. The most preferred colors in Ramallah embroidery are red and black.

According to the Encyclopedia of Palestinian Heritage blog, the embroidery models of the people of Ramallah quickly spread to neighboring villages and cities, such as the cities of Birzet, Beit Rima, Al-Bireh, and Budrus, which makes the women of Ramallah contribute significantly to preserving the ancient heritage of their country.

Ramallah embroidery
Ramallah embroidery

Bridal dresses in Ramallah

The Ramallah area is widely known for its traditional bridal costumes, distinguished by red embroidery on hand-woven black and white fabric. The most prominent feature is the embroidery at the chest in the shape of the letter V. The dress made in Ramallah is called the Roman dress because it is made from handmade linen.

A traditional dress from Ramallah
A traditional dress from Ramallah

It is noteworthy that the Jordanian poet and novelist, of Palestinian origin, Ibrahim Nasrallah, praised the gesture of the makers of the series “A Special Case” by the appearance of a character named “Ramallah,” which is embodied by the artist Hajar Al-Sarraj, who carries in her hand a bag in the shape of a map of Palestine, and searches in the library for the novel “Safe Weddings.” By the writer, which is one of a series of Palestinian comedy novels.

Publication of novelist and poet Ibrahim Nasrallah
Publication of novelist and poet Ibrahim Nasrallah

The series “A Special Case” is the latest original work of Watch It. It consists of 10 episodes, and is shown two episodes a week, every Wednesday. The series stars Taha Desouky, Ghada Adel, Ahmed Tariq, Hajar Al-Sarraj, Hassan Abu Al-Rous, Weam Magdy, Ahmed Al-Azaar. , Ali Al-Sebaei, Nabil Ali Maher, Lina Ehab, the child Adam Wahdan, Adam Al-Nahhas, written by Mohab Tariq, directed by Abdel Aziz Al-Najjar, and produced by Tariq Al-Janaini.

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