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Bethlehem Star Embroidered Cushion cover

Bethlehem Star Embroidered Cushion cover

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Intricately hand-embroidered Bethlehem Star cushion cover created by artisans of the Surif Women's Co-operative, West Bank

With exquisite traditional Palestinian hand-embroidery, a craft honed over centuries and passed down through generations, this uniquely beautiful cushion cover is a unique and sophisitcated addition to any home. The cream-coloured cotton base fabric used for all Surif textiles is handwoven in Jerusalem Old City, giving Surif products their distinct contemporary style.

When you buy this expertly handcrafted cushion cover, you are supporting the Surif Women's Co-operative. First established in 1950 to support refugees from the 1948 Nakba, what began as the Palestinian Needlework Program has grown into a fairtrade co-operative providing employment and empowerment for more than 400 women in the harsh and challenging environment of Surif Village which lies alongside the Green Line (1949 Armistice Line separating the West Bank and Israel) in the hilly region between Bethlehem and Hebron. Your shopping changes lives - thank you!

Size: 40 x 40cm. Machine washable 40C.

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