The Yasser Barakat Gallery was created in part to collect Palestinian dresses and jewellery to safeguard the history of Palestinian embroidery and artwork.
Each piece of Palestinian embroidery contains a story and heritage. Historically, Palestinian embroidery was typically done on either black or white linen dresses, which had triangular sleeves and whose length reached the floor.
Our collection offers a combination of original pieces as well as art pieces in a newer and preserved manner. All pieces done by Yasser are finished with the Manjal stitch around the borders, which holds the embroidery and highlights its beauty. The embroidery styles come from dresses and jewellery from all regions of Palestine. Old dresses that have been long neglected and nearly ruined are fixed up, worked on and preserved on newer fabrics and in unique framings. Each dress holds a story behind it, and Yasser can spend hours explaining the meaning behind every piece of embroidery, describing the village in Palestine it came from and the meaning behind each piece. Within its stitches and colours lays stories of Palestine that need to be propagated.