stand up and be counted, 2019

acquired by the jewish museum london


‘Stand Up And Be Counted’ tells the story of the number of Jewish people expelled or had to flee from surrounding countries after the creation of Israel. You seldom hear of the Nakba (catastrophe) from this perspective.

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Apart from our appreciation of the quality of your work, we like the use of traditional crafts for social engagement and we think that it is very relevant for British Jewish history. Moreover, the embroidery would complement a collection that encompasses many works of traditional textile craft. Kathrin Pieren, Collections Manager and Curator (Social and Military History)

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Measurement: 31cm x 22.5cm (framed)

Process: Hand stitch

Materials: Textile, silk threads


Permanent Collection, Jewish Museum London (Acquired: 23 July 2019)