Order your ‘Nakba Doll’ today: The Fabric of Our Lives
Around 700,000 people fled their homes during the Nakba (Catastrophe). Many are still living in refugee camps throughout the Middle East. To commemorate those who fled and the villages that were destroyed in 1948 the YWCA of Palestine has sought out some of the women who escaped and documented their story in a project called ‘Fabric of Our Lives’, each represented by a unique doll. Each of these ‘Nakba Dolls’, hand carved form Palestinian olive wood, is wearing a thob (Palestinian embroidered dress) that is traditional to one of the destroyed villages. These dolls not only tell the story of displacement and dispossession through a female perspective they also provide employment opportunities for refugee women today who make the dolls. Please help these women’s stories be heard and let these villages be remembered by buying a doll.
(These dolls are very limited and will therefore be on a ‘first come’ basis)