Palestinian "Hebron Ceramic Tile" Throw Pillow

Palestinian "Hebron Ceramic Tile" Throw Pillow

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Feature a bit of traditional Palestinian art as part of your daily life. Our culture, after all, is part of our resistance.


DESCRIPTION
The art on this pillow 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), commissions declined and, with them, so did the number of factories in Palestine. As a consequence, Hebron workshops 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
  • Measures about 16 inches by 16 inches.
  • 100% polyester and wrinkle-free fabric.