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Aintab Stitch

Aintab Stitch "Star" Necklace

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These beautiful handicraft necklaces are made by Syrian Armenian women now living in Armenia. Each one of these necklaces plays a role in the preservation of traditional Armenian needlework techniques.  This delicate "Star" motif and indeed the needlework specific to the Aintab region is said to have been introduced by a Norwegian missionary. Aintab embroidery, or Armenian whitework, is a style of drawn thread work embroidery that is based on removing threads from a fabric and weaving a variety of patterns with those threads.  Copyright 2018 © Homeland Development Initiative Foundation.

We love this for Mother's Day, birthdays, hostess and holiday gifts.

Cord measures 27.5 inches. Pendant is 1.25" x 1.25"