Project Description

Palestinian Heritage… Worth Celebrating! Voyage Through Palestinian Festivities and Crafts

Opening Event: Friday, September 14 at 6 p.m., open to all
Exhibition: From September 14 to October 21, 2018
Curator: Najat El-Taji El-Khairy

Press release

In this exhibition, you will discover, among others, embroidered textiles, traditional dresses, jewellery, olive wood sculptures from Palestinian private collectors, in addition to works by Najat El-Taji El-Khairy. The latter developed an art form that consisted of painting palace embroidery motifs on porcelain. The exhibition takes place during the festivities surrounding the olive harvest, which traditionally takes place from mid-September to mid-November in Palestine. The Palestinians make this season a great festival where music, songs and traditional dances are honoured.

It is in this spirit of festivity that we invite you to come and see the exhibition “Palestinian Heritage… Worth Celebrating! Voyage Through Palestinian Festivities and Crafts” presented at the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec from September 14 to October 21, 2018.

Biography of Najat El-Taji El-Khairy: Born in 1948, of Palestinian origin, Najat El-Taji El-Khairy has been passionate about art since childhood. In 1988, she moved to Montreal, where she developed her artistic skills and merged two of her favourite art forms: embroidery and porcelain painting. Najat El-Taji El-Khairy is also a Palestinian crafts collector, researcher, lecturer and advocate of Palestinian art and heritage.

Guided tours :

The Curator, Najat El-Taji El-Khairy, will give short guided tours (in French, English and Arabic) and will be available to answer your questions. No reservation required.

  • Sunday, October 7 between 1pm and 4pm (Free admission since it is the 1st Sunday of the month)
  • Sunday, October 21 between 2pm and 3:30pm (admission required)

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© Production: Muhammed El-Khairy