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Palestinian tatreez embroidery is a centuries-old folk art, traditionally passed from mother to daughter over a cup of tea. In Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora, Wafa Ghnaim brings traditional Palestinian embroidery to life by resuscitating its roots as a powerful, provocative, and profound storytelling tool used by Palestinian women for hundreds of years to document their stories, observations, and experiences -- including those by her mother, Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim. With dozens of design patterns; six complete sets of thobe patterns; tea, coffee and quince recipes; detailed traditional Palestinian embroidery techniques and rare northern Palestinian Arabic craft terminology -- each design history and meaning is documented and preserved. Tatreez & Tea is far more than a book about traditional Palestinian embroidery -- it's a resurrection of tatreez as a source of identity, one that guided Wafa as she created a home in the Palestinian diaspora.