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  • Untitled
    Art Collection
  • Scream
    Art Collection
  • Over my Dead Body
    Art Collection
  • Man with Paper
    Art Collection
  • Arabic Typewriter #5
    Art Collection
  • The Petra Tablets
    Art Collection
  • Untitled
    Art Collection
  • Demarcation #18
    Art Collection

    This Artwork was donated to Birzeit University Museum along with other artworks within "Unlike Other Spring" exhibition, 2016. 

  • Palestinian Still Life
    Art Collection
  • The Wild Tulip of Palestine
    Art Collection
  • The Icon
    Art Collection
  • Ancient Relics
    Art Collection
  • Refugees
    Art Collection

    This Artwork was donated to Birzeit University Museum along with other artworks within "Unlike Other Spring" exhibition, 2016. 

  • Untitled
    Art Collection
  • Personnes Etendues
    Art Collection
  • Untitled
    Art Collection

    This Artwork was donated to Birzeit University Museum along with other artworks within "Unlike Other Spring" exhibition, 2016.   

  • Waiting Mothers
    Art Collection

    This Artwork was donated to Birzeit University Museum along with other artworks within "Unlike Other Spring" exhibition, 2016.  

  • Archaeological Site
    Art Collection

    This Artwork was donated to Birzeit University Museum along with other artworks within "Unlike Other Spring" exhibition, 2016.   

  • Ploughs
    Art Collection
  • Untitled
    Art Collection
  • Untitled
    Art Collection

    This Artwork was donated to Birzeit University Museum along with other artworks within "Unlike Other Spring" exhibition, 2016.  

  • Untitled
    Art Collection

    This Artwork was donated to Birzeit University Museum along with other artworks within "Unlike Other Spring" exhibition, 2016.  

  • Untitled
    Art Collection
  • Untitled
    Art Collection

    This Artwork was donated to Birzeit University Museum along with other artworks within "Unlike Other Spring" exhibition, 2016.  

  • Al-Jilaya Large opening sleeves Dress
    Dresses

    Al-Jilaya dress with large opening sleeves and intense embroidery work, where the chest panel shows qalayed, floral and geometrical motifs. The neck and shoulders are made with Ottoman striped cloth and the sleeves show patches of silk hirmizi cloth. The front side of the dress has patches of triangular shapes of silk with embroidery of flowers. The banayeq (sidelines) show rings and Al-reesh braidwork, along with geometrical and floral motifs. The back side has heavy and relatively long embroidery work, taking shapes of waves and geometrical figures, topped with Al-nakhl and Al-reesh braidwork. 

  • Malaq Dress (Ikhdari)
    Dresses

    Malaq dress made with Abu Warda cloth, has a traditional malaq chest panel of flower pots, topped with two pieces of blue velvet cloth with a bird embroidered on it. The neck and shoulders are of red colored cloth and the sleeves are made with silk hirmizi cloth in addition to the original cloth of the dress with embroidered Bethlehem clock and a bird. The banayeq (sidelines) show embroidery of clock and floral motifs in addition to crosses. 

  • Widowed women Dress
    Dresses

    A dress with intense embroidery work on the chest panel similar to qalayed (necklaces) motif, surrounded with different designs of braidworks including flowers. The neck and shoulders are embroidered from the sides with different motifs, centered with an orange hirmizi needle work with flower shapes. The sleeves show different designs of embroidery, while the banayeq (sidelines) and the front and back sides show intense embroidery work in blue with cypress tree and feather motifs, along with talismans on the top side of the sidelines. 

  • Dress
    Dresses

    Black dress with bow motif embroidery and talismans braidwork on the chest panel, with cypress trees coming down from it. The neck slot shows talismans motif. The sleeves have two blue lines of the same cloth, and the front side has only thin longitudinal colored stripes. The banayeq (sidelines) show manajel (thick braidwork connecting the dress parts) and thick horizontal shapes with talismans. The back side has comb like teeth embroidered along with talismans and mawares in the back topped by cypress trees, identical to the back. 

  • Marriage night Dress
    Dresses

    Colored silk dress with multiple colors, mostly yellow and red. The dress has several layers of blue and white cloths on top of one another at the end of the sleeves, the tail and the neck slot and the front side in V shape. 

  • Heaven and Hell Dress
    Dresses

    Wide sleeves dress of white cotton with red, green and thin dark blue stripes. The chest panel has striped Kashmir cloth with wavy edges. The neck and shoulders have additional silk cloth and braidwork surrounding the chest panel. The sleeves have silk (bird’s tongue) in addition to colorings in the original cotton cloth. The front and back sides have no embroidery work, and the tail is done with wavy needle work. 

  • Sab’aawi (Beer Seba) Dress with long sleeve opening
    Dresses

    Black dress with wide sleeves, and aqras (geometrical figures) embroidery on the chest panel, the shoulders and along the sleeves, showing geometrical figures and the cypress trees braidwork. The sleeve opening has a tashreefa with white and red. The front side and the banayeq (sidelines) has intense cypress trees motif embroidery, while the back side shows atlas motif showing moons and other geometrical figures. The top shows cypress trees designs and the tail of the dress shows two lines of blue embroidery. 

  • Black Roman Dress
    Dresses

    Black roman dress with bows motif embroidery on the chest pane, especially used in Ramallah areas, along with other floral and geometrical designs. Includes golden qasab thick needlework at the neck slot and above the chest panel. The sleeves, similar to those of the Bethlehem malak dress, have a clock motif embroidery stitched on hirmizi silk. The front side shows traditional mawares braidwork with the ostrich motif. The dress banayeq (sidelines) have manajel (thick braidwork connecting the dress parts) connecting the dress tail to the underarm. The back side is embroidered with the ostrich braidwork and the center shows wheat spike and feathers motif as well as birds. The chest panel has a side pocket.  

  • Dress
    Dresses

    White dress with mostly red embroidery. The front side shows two thin braidwork stripes of mawares motif, on both sides. A long braidwork starts at the shoulders along the sleeves in a straight line, showing a specific shape at one end.  The back side of the dress shows similar mawares briadworks on both sides, but the bottom of the back side has a special needlework with five partitions inside a rectangular shape. 

  • Dajani Cress
    Dresses

    Black Kittan cloth dress, with chest panel framed from three sides with different colors, surrounding a tashreefa motif and an opening with a vest slot and laces. It is topped with a lulu braidwork that has flowers on both ends. The neck and shoulders are made of red cloth with a thick orange lacing. The sleeves include hirmizi cloth with multiple colors of embroidery and framed by lulu braidwork with flowers. The back side of the dress shows flowers from two sides with an oval in the center. The dress’s banayeq include soft floral motifs with geometrical shapes, surrounded by laces of geometrical motifs. A horizontal lulu braidwork with flowers is seen on the center of the dress’s front side, while the back shows horizontal briadworks of cypress trees and longitudinal ones similar to the front side. 

  • Long opening sleeves Dress (Al-Anbar)
    Dresses

    A Tifta (Al-Alam) cloth dress with large opening sleeves, with chest panel embroidery resembling a bow (Al-Anbar chest panel); which is square with geometrical and floral motifs on it. The top corner of the panel and the shoulders velveteen russet. The large opening sleeve with embroidery on the forearm and at the sleeve edge, with geometrical motifs. The banayeq (sidelines) shows floral motifs while the back part shows four thick braidwork of Al-Qasab needle work. 

  • Roman White Dress
    Dresses

    Roman white dress with regular long sleeves that show floral motifs, also shown underarm and on the sleeve end. Two thick embroidery works are identical on both sides with intense embroidery on the tail. The chest panel embroidery is embroidered with different motifs, where the center of the panel shows a bow topped by two branches of flowers, and under it, there are two squares of embroidery with feathers on the sides. The panel is framed by flowers. 

  • Ikhdari Dress (Malaq)
    Dresses

    Malak Dress made with Ikhdari cloth with green, burgundy, orange and black stripes. The sleeves are made with silk hirmizi cloth. Embroidery on the chest panel resembles the traditional stitch of malak dress with floral motifs, while the neck and shoulders slot is made with pink cloth, connected to the chest panel by a line of velveteen russet. The front side of the dress shows the original cloth colors without embroidery, while the back side shows 4 horizontal stripes of the cloth. The banayeq (sidelines) are of silk cloth, and are connected to the dress by manajel (thick braidwork connecting the dress parts) with simple floral motif embroidery in the bottom.   

  • Ceremonial event dress
    Dresses

    Black dress with intense embroidery. The chest panel shows bow shaped embroidery which are also known as qalayed (necklaces) as well as floral motifs, while the backside of the panel shows floral motifs embroidered on silk cloth by special stitch.  The sleeves show heavy embroidery of vine leaves, while the banayeq (sidelines) show motfis of flowers, feathers and manajel (thick braidwork connecting the dress parts).

    The bottom front side shows patches of yellow, orange and red silk triangles, with Kashmir cloth on the sides. The bottom of the back side has a stitched-in piece of cloth with blue embroidery of birds and flowers. 

  • Wide sleeve Dress
    Dresses

    A black dress with wide open sleeves with heavy embroidery. The chest panel shows geometrical motifs (fans), with colored slot. The shoulders show embroidery known as Nishan (emblem) and the sleeves show intense embroidery of cypress trees with waves that include a yellow braidwork along the sleeve. The sides of the dress show banayeq braidwork stiches with floral motifs topped by a motif Maqas (scissors). The lower front side of the dress shows motifs of cypress branches with different color shades. The back shows the Pasha’s tent motif topped by geometrical figure and cypress branches, while the bottom back side (tail) has two blue lines that go around the dress.

  • Amber Stone
    Stones

    Half a ring with dark yellow color, almost peach. Used to ward off icterus. Drops from the stone are stirred with water and given for children to drink.  

  • Garnet stone
    Stones

    A broken piece of garnet, which used to be probably round-shaped. It is fixed in position by a silver frame on which there are engravings only partially read due to a rupture in the frame. The silver frame is attached to two rings  then to a lace so to wear  around the neck. Canaan obtained it in 1917. 

  • Soul Bead
    Stones

    Oval shaped stone with different shades of color ranging from white to light brown. It is pierced in the middle in order to be used as a pendant. 

  • Comb
    Tools

    Double sided wooden comb decorated in the middle. One side is thicker than the other. There are two holes on both ends of the comb. The comb is decorated on both sides. 

  • Kabsa or Kabbas Bead
    Stones

     Dark green cubical form bead pierced in its middle. Bought in 1942.

  • Mill
    Stones

    White round stone with shades of brown. The shape of the stone is spiral. 

  • Stone
    Stones

    Triangular-shaped stone perforated longitudinally at its. It is used as a heart-shaped stone. 

  • Heart shaped stone
    Stones

    Rhombus shaped dark green (garnet) stone of green color, perforated in one of its angles in order to be used as a pendant.  

  • Heart shaped Stone
    Stones

    A beautiful big heart-shaped stone. It is almost oval in shape with shades of reddish brown colors. Canaan obtained it in 1919. 

  • Black Stone
    Stones

    Black rectangular shape, without any engravings on its sides except for a frame. Canaan obtained it in 1917. 

  • Moses Stone
    Stones

    Moses stone, an equilateral triangle, without any engravings on its sides, and one broken edge. It was obtained in 1914 from Al-Nabi Mousa area. 

  • Tongs
    Tools

    Rectangular shaped wooden tongs with decorations on one of its sides. The piece takes the shape of a book stand, usually used for reading the Quraan. 

  • Shaving Razor
    Tools

    A shaving razor, that is constituent of a silver tatted cover with botanical decorations, and a semi-circular blade. 

  • Spray
    Tools

    Cylindrical vessel with a removable cap and holes on the bottom side to sprinkle powder on injury. It is used to dispense powder when circumcising a newborn. 

  • Piece of weight balance
    Tools

    Top side of a weight balance with a hole in the middle to hang a knob and holes in both ends to hang plates.  

  • Incense Censer
    Tools

    Cylindrical wooden piece with many holes.  A removable cap from one end has a horizontally symmetrical hole where incense matches can be placed.  

  • Kohl Container
    Tools

    Triangular leather Kohl container, that looks like a talisman from afar.  A wooden stich is attached to one of its end, and a white thread is tied to it. There are traces of green and orange wax on the leather.  

  • Indian Mirror
    Tools

    Round Iron plate with long cylindrical knob to facilitate its carrying. Engraved on the knob  s-shaped ornaments. Canaan obtained it from a member of Nammari family in 1927. 

  • Horseshoe
    Tools

    Iron horseshoe. Canaan obtained it in 1944. 

  • Lighter
    Tools

    Triangular lighter. Canaan obtained it from Nablus in 1931.

  • Palm Stamp
    Stamps

    A Palm shaped stamp with religious writings and prayers (Duaa), and a flattened knob placed on the back. It was obtained in 1942 for 300 mils.

  • Sword Stamp
    Stamps

    A Bifurcate-sword shape stamp (Ali’s Sword) with writings engraved on its interior and a cylindrical knob placed on its back. It was obtained in 1942, for 500 mil.

  • Stamp
    Stamps

    Double framed round stamp. Engraved on the upper frame a verse from Surat Al-Isra “Exalted is He who took his servant by night from Al-Masjid Al-Haram to Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa whose surroundings We have blessed.” And engraved in the inner frame “The rock of the Holy City is from Heaven”. Canaan obtained the piece in 1942 for 500 mils.

  • Stamp
    Stamps

    Round black stamp in its  middle lies a big circle where the dome of the rock is drawn surrounded by smaller circles with Arabic letters. The outer ring of the stamp also has Arabic letters. Canaan obtained it in 1942 for 1 pound from a Shaikh at Al Haram.

  • Stamp
    Stamps

    Star shaped stamp with 12 rays (or sun). It has a circle in the middle with an engraving of the image of Mary, Joseph and Jesus Christ.  On each ray, engraved an image of a saint. It was used to stamp soap. Canaan obtained it in 1943 from a Christian woman who made soap for pilgrims.

     

  • Stamp
    Stamps

    Round shaped stamp with Greek letters and symbols, used for stamping Sunday bread and the Secret Supper. It is also called  Tattoo, it has an ornate squared handle attached to the back. Canaan obtained it in 1941 from Jerusalem for 100 mils.

  • Stamp “Seal Stamp”
    Stamps

    Round shaped stamp with an image of a saint and Latin writings engraved in Greek letters. A Cross is carved on the top and a grip handle is attached to its bottom part so that it is used as a stamp. The piece was obtained from Monk Theodorous in 1942.

  • Stamp
    Stamps

    Yellow Palm shaped stamp with Duaa (prayer) written in Arabic and a back handle. The Duaa says: “يا شافي يا الله، نصر من الله، وفتح قريب، وبشر المؤمنين، يا محمد يا حنان يا منان ”. On the five fingers inscribed another Duaa [praising Ali and his sword, and citing names of God in prayer]. It was obtained in 1914 from a Shaikh.

  • Stamp
    Stamps

    Stamp with the Arabic letters “أجهزط وبدوح”. Supposed to be a stamp and talisman for love and acceptance. Canaan obtained it from Jerusalem in 1941.

  • Stamp
    Stamps

    Octagonal talisman with meandrous middle circle. The writing is on one side, saying a Duaa (prayer) [citing 8 names of God cited in the holy Quran: يا حنان يا قيوم يا حي يا سلطان يا رحمن يا رحيم يا ديان يا منان]. The piece was bought from a person named Ohan for 400 mils on the 4th of September 1940.

  • Bell
    Bells

    A traditional shaped small sized copper bell in golden color with a pendant hanging loosely in its interior. The pedant is a coiled wire with several twists at its end. Canaan obtained it in 1945 for 250 mils.

  • Bell
    Bells

    Bell with a semi- circular pendant  hanging in its interior. Engraved on the surrounding opening of the bell delicate engravings made of lines and dots. On the top of the ring there is a ring used for hanging the bell. Obtained  in 1945 for 250 mils.

  • Bell
    Bells

    Small open bell with a small ball hanging in its interior. Canaan obtained it in 1920.

  • Bell
    Bells

    Closed ball-shaped bell with a smaller ball loosely hanging in its interior. It was hung around the neck of a donkey. Canaan bought it in 1915.

  • Bell
    Bells

    A bell with a blue bead hanging in its interior and attached to it a Celtis stick. The bell was hanging around the neck of a sheep. Canaan bought it in 1917.