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Table Runner - 'Beit Jala' (7 stars)

Table Runner - 'Beit Jala' (7 stars)

$149.95 $239.95

Stunning table runner with the couching stitch, adorned with colourful threads of gold rope. 100% cotton. Hand wash, line dry.

A variety of colours available.

Size: 65cm x 28cm

Artisan: Women's Child Care Society (West Bank)

The Women's Child Care Society (WCCS) was established in 1944 in the Christian village of Beit Jala near Bethlehem. Today it runs a nursery, luncheons and activities for senior citizens, youth summer camps, low-cost housing, and an income-generation project through the handicraft production.

WCCS provides embroidery work for 50 women from 10 villages in the area.  WCCS is the only group in Palestine that has preserved the Tahriri-style - the couching-stitch embroidery that is unique to the Bethlehem area.  The Society has trained 15 women from the village of Tequa', south of Bethlehem, to produce pillow and table runners decorated with gold and silver cords twisted into vividly colored threads.  It takes six months of training to become skilled in this special technique. 


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