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Rasheq (Palestine)

Rasheq type dress from Palestine, 1920's or earlier. Rasheq type dress from Palestine, 1920's or earlier. @ Trustees of the British Museum, acc. no. As1968,04.10.

Rasheq is a local term to describe a form of Bethlehem couching that has been copied by embroiderers from outside of the Bethlehem region. It was generally regarded as a poorer copy of ‘true’ Bethlehem couching. There is also a style of embroidery produced in Egypt called Rashq, but this is not the same as the Bethlehem form.

Source: KAWAR, Widad and Gillian VOGELSANG-EASTWOOD (2016). 'Palestinian embroidery and clothing,' in: Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood (ed.), Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World, London: Bloomsbury Academic, esp. pp. 354-396.

British Museum online catalogue (retrieved 9th July 2016).

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