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February 27, 2009 - 1:00am

Mr. Farah Munayyer, Board member of the American Task Force on Palestine, and his wife Mrs. Hanan Munayyer, co-founders of the Palestinian Heritage Foundation, participated in Arabesque: Arts from the Arab World, at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. The Festival that celebrates the culture of the Arab world was dedicated on Monday, February 23, 2009 will remain open to the public through March 15, 2009.

One aspect of this festival is the costume show “Brides of the Arab World”, featuring 48 traditional bridal outfits from all 22 member countries of the Arab League. This colorful exhibit is on display at the Hall of Nations and the Hall of States of the Kennedy Center, and is a fascinating display of rich textiles, embroidery and intricate jewelry.

The Palestinian Heritage Foundation presented five costumes from Palestine representing Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Al-Khalil and Asdud, as well as other costumes from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Tunis. The costumes from Lebanon and Tunis come from the collection of the late Dr. Hala Salaam Maksoud, donated by her family to PHF.


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