Sunbula sent the Archive a lovely greeting card as a thank you after a recent fundraiser.
It took quite a while to reach us because the Australian Government decided a simple greeting card from Jerusalem required opening for inspection!
Sunbula knew we'd love this card for several reasons. Firstly, it was made by women at Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children in Gaza, a project the Archive has long ties with and has visited in Gaza.
Secondly, Sunbula knew we'd love it's design, showing a Palestinian village woman embroidering,
with a section of real cross stitch positioned within the design.
This is very well designed, and beautifully finished. Finally, Sunbula knew we'd love the embroidery design used because it's a saru or cypress tree, which is a very important motif in Palestinian embroidery.
The Archive's logo is a saru, and Sunbula use a version of the saru too :)
You can purchase these lovely greeting cards at Sunbula's shop in Jerusalem and also on their website.