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Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:21

Bethlehem Couching (Palestine)

Bethlehem couching is a dominant form of Bethlehem embroidery, and was particularly popular in the twentieth century for the panels on women’s dresses and jackets. It is characterised by various forms of cord couching, with thin cords in different colours and often including a metal thread of some kind, which are sewn down traditionally with silk, in sinuous and/or stylised floral patterns.