Ramallah

The Mansion of Sheikh Sihwail

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 31.10.2006:


The mansion of Sheikh Sihwail in the 'throne' village of 'Ebwein near Ramallah, mid 1980s. Photo: Suad Amiry.

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Design of an Old Palestinian Village Home

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 31.10.2006:


This photo shows one of many designs of an old Palestinian village home. There are two storey houses in the 'throne' village of Ras Karkar near Ramallah, mid 1980s. The big archway leads to a stable (riwaq). Photo: Suad Amiry.

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A night in heaven – essay by a girl at Friends’ School, Ramallah, 2006

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 02.10.2006:

I woke up that day to the sounds of the singing birds. I opened my eyes and I was not in my room! I walked out of that strange room and found myself in a palace with my family. I asked if I can go walk outside and my parents replied yes without thinking, unlike always.

I went out and walked and walked, all what I saw around me was green fields and green streets, all with trees and d(...)

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Wall Surrounding Ramallah

Contributed by Huda Imam on 11.09.2006:


Qalandya Original Content Creator: Ashira Ramadan

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A Father and his Sons in Ramallah Wearing the Palestinian Costume

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 21.07.2006:


A father and his sons in Ramallah wearing the Palestinian costume. The ornamental tarbushes mean the boys are probably Muslims dressed up for their circumcision ceremony, 1905.

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A father and his sons in Ramallah, 1905

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 21.07.2006:


A father and his sons in Ramallah wearing the Palestinian costume.The ornamental tarbushes mean the boys are probably Muslims dressed up for their circumcision ceremony, 1905.

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Embroidery in Ramallah Region

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 19.07.2006:

An important embroidery center with a distinctive mode was Ramallah. The Ramallah thob with its cross-stitch embroidery in red silks was characterized by neat and somewhat restrained patterns. The people of Ramallah apparently originated from Shaubak in Jordan some three hundreds years ago. Although it was once thought that they might have brought their style of embroidery with them this seem(...)

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Ramallah Embroidery

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 19.07.2006:


Ramallah woman wearing an embroidered veil (khirqah), the late 19th or early 20th century.

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The Ramallah Region

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 19.07.2006:


Ramallah area khirqa. This head-veil (khirqah) from Ramallah is linen embroidered in cross-stitch using the classic Ramallah area motifs. The two lengths of linen are joined in the middle by the 'key of Hebron' (miftah khalil) motif. The three patterns on wither side are 'moon with feath(...)

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The Ramallah Region

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 19.07.2006:


This photograph was amongst those found in an old snapshot album. The lady seems to be standing outside the door of her house. Her Palestinian embroidery dress which relates to Ramallah area would appear to date the photograph to the 1930s.

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