Arabic Poetry in Calligraphy and Hand Embroidery

“Lamsat Unmmi”, is a non-profit and cooperative project which aims to empower women, especially mothers, in marginalized societies and refugee camps and to preserve the Palestinian art of embroidery.  The project was created by Dr. Fayeq Oweis for the memories of his beloved mother who inspired his art and love for embroidery.

The idea of the project came after my successful art exhibit “Mu’alaqaat Darwish” which was held at Darwish Museum in Ramallah in March 2014 and contained embroidered pieces of Darwish’s poetry implemented by Palestinian refugee women from Baq’a Refugee Camp in Jordan.

Each piece of “Lamsat Ummi” hand-made products combines Arabic poetry with Kufic Arabic calligraphy designed by Fayeq Oweis and embroidered by hand.

The name “Lamsat Ummi” means “My Mother’s Touch” and it was inspired by the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish: I yearn for the bread of my mother, her coffee and her touch.

By buying these products, you are supporting women in marginalized societies and helping provide opportunities to them.

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