Contemporary Jacket: The jacket is the work of the Qalandia Camp’s Women Handicraft Cooperative, a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 1958 by 20 women from the Qalandia Refugee Camp, located in the outskirts of Jerusalem. The cooperative was the first women's society established and registered in a Palestinian refugee camp. Since its inception, the number of women members has increased to reach 185 in 2000. The jacket design is based on traditional Palestinian embroidery, but is infused with new life, thanks to the bright color combinations and integration of new modern unusual shapes alongside more traditional ones.
ATFP Hosts Gaza Business Delegation in Washington DC October 6, 2010 The group met with Asali and Ibish, discussed US foreign policy towards Gaza and the Palestinians generally, state and institution building in the West Bank, economic development and reconstruction in Gaza, and Palestinian national strategy.
ATFP’s Cultural Committee* is also pleased to introduce the Artists’ Corner at our Silent Auction, where we will be showcasing the work of three uniquely talented contemporary Arab artists: Ahmad Al Karkhi, Adel Sansur and Helen Zughaib. Be sure to visit our website to get a glimpse of their distinctive art pieces which will also be available to bid on or to buy on the night of the Gala (click here).