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Caren Garfen
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Hand Embroidery:
Silk thread on cotton

Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm
Price: £775

Artist Statement

The Jewish people are an indigenous race of the Middle East and North Africa with an uninterrupted presence in the region for nearly 3,000 years, in fact since biblical times.
The declaration of Israel’s independence in 1948 triggered a massive refugee crisis for Jews in Arab lands. Many were forced from their homes, persecuted, their property confiscated, with thousands of people expelled, some murdered, leaving entire communities in ruins. Over 850,000 Jews were compelled to flee.