Palestine - Thoughts and Reflections: Sumud

Sumud means steadfastness.

This is an important quality to the women in Hebron who embroider traditional patterns to make a living.

Here, the artist has used some of the traditional patterns from Palestine, and learned about the importance of steadfastness in achieving everyday things and overcoming bigger life challenges.

There is much to mourn over in the recent history of Palestine.

She has woven over a family heirloom - her grandmothers mourning veil.
Nice capture of this woman's hard work!
posted September 24th, 2017  
Interesting to read about the source of the image and the women's work.
posted September 25th, 2017  
Many layers of meaning in this work. And an excellent picture of it!
posted September 25th, 2017  
Beautiful artworks. Are these photos part of your exhibition?
posted September 25th, 2017  
Lovely pattern and colours fav
posted September 25th, 2017  
So interesting Helen and a lovely capture Fav
posted September 25th, 2017  
Such an evocative shot Helen.
posted September 25th, 2017  
Fascinating image and backstory...fav
posted September 25th, 2017  
@kerosene thank you Caroline.
@taffy I could have put more from her description, but was oh so tired last night... so glad you appreciated what there was.
@domenicododaro yes the layers are indeed there. The artists words alongside her work were incredibly moving.
@onewing The work is from the exhibition, I took photos in there when I visited. I haven't taken photos of my photos though! There is a great variety of art and craft work - but all with a consistant message. I was pleased to be able to persuade our MP to come along.
@gerry thanks Gerry.
@rosiekind pop in and take a look Rosie if you have time this week. 11-4pm in the basement gallery at John Bunyan Museum.
@flowerfairyann thank you Ann. Much appreciated.
@ivan thank you Ivan.
posted September 25th, 2017  
Great pattern and focus.
posted September 26th, 2017  
I like your angle here. And wow, what a symbolism in this piece of art! Very impressive.
posted September 26th, 2017  
Another strong image with such interesting background information. Wonderful patterns and colors.
posted September 26th, 2017  
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