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Mashrabiya is the name of a distinctive type of wood carving particular to the Arab East mainly used for windows, which allowed cool breezes to enter homes in the heat of summer.

The company was founded to promote Palestinian handicrafts, and our present concentration is on Palestinian embroidery, a tradition common among women since at least the nineteenth century, who would embroider dresses, pillows, and other items for their trousseaus.

Since 1948, when thousands of Palestinians became refugees throughout the Arab world, women in the refugee camps have engaged in this activity to help support their families, as well as women in towns and villages. Women in towns, villages and camps still wear the long, lavishly embroidered dresses today.

The items to be sold under the Mashrabiya label are made by women in villages and refugee camps throughout Palestine.