Palestinian "Hebron Ceramic Tile" Pouch

Palestinian "Hebron Ceramic Tile" Pouch

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DESCRIPTION

Feature a bit of traditional Palestinian art as part of your everyday routine. Our culture, after all, is our resistance!

  • The art on the pouch is a Watan illustration based on Hebron ceramic pottery. It's a funny story actually! Armenian-Palestinians are actually the original creators of the distinctive tile styles we see now coming from Palestine. Hebron was always renowned for its glass-making, especially a special type of swirl glass and blue glass. Commissions for this glass originated from all over the world. With the advent of advancements in glass-making at the turn of the 19th century (I believe), orders declined and, with them, so did the number of factories in Palestine. As a consequence, Hebron workshops actually began making ceramic pieces as well, often copying original designs from Armenians in Jerusalem. These styles, which were making a comeback of their own, were very popular at the time. So the tiles and mugs and bowls you usually attribute to Hebron are actually Armenian in origin!

DETAILS

  • Each zipper pouch is hand-sewn and is made of a heavyweight--and thus extremely durable--eco canvas fabric. Each piece measures to be about 4 inches x 7.75 inches (though since these are handmade, a little bit of variance is to be expected). The seams are sewn over twice to further ensure durability.
  • Care instructions: Wash separately in cool or warm water using a gentle machine cycle and phosphate-free detergent. Machine dry using a low temperature setting. If required, use an iron with a light touch on a synthetic setting only. Higher temperatures may result in color transfer and melting of fabric.
  • Perfect for use as a pencil/art case, makeup bag, or for anything else!