Tashreem Patchwork Embroidery

The patchwork technique was used for adding luxurious embellishment to traditional Palestinian dresses.

 

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Patches of silk or satin were sewn onto the chest panel, skirt-fronts, or sleeves.  The patchwork with zigzag edges was called 'Tashreem' and was mainly done in Bethlehem were professional embroiderers specialized in this work.

This technique of embroidery is sometimes known as heremezy.

 


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