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Inaash Exhibition of Palestinian embroidery in Dubai

Lebanon: Saturday, October 25 - 2008 @ 10:43

Inaash, a Lebanese Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) works with the Palestinian women and children in the refugee camps of Lebanon. They design and hand-embroider exquisite abayas, jackets, stoles, evening bags, cushion covers and a range of smaller items.

Leila Ghareeb, Board Member of Inaash,said:

“The profits will be used to renovate the currently cramped Inaash headquarters. With the money, we hope to eventually expand into a cultural center. We would like to open a permanent store to sell our embroidery and develop our educational facilities. This project provides for the livelihood of 450 Palestinian women, the number of registered refugees in Lebanon is over 410,000, according to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency’s latest statistics.”

This is Inaash’s first exhibition in the GCC region; the second one will take place in Abu Dhabi later this year. Inaash has been showcasing artistic talent in Lebanon since 1969 and started holding international exhibitions 10 years ago.

She added:
“We are here, on the one hand, to help women become self-sufficient and to educate our youth. On the other hand, we want to show the world another side of the Palestinian people and allow them to experience Palestine’s authentic history and culture.”

The exhibition will be held in the Grand Millennium Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road from 11 am to 10 pm.

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