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Hall (1) – Weaving and KnittingThis small hall houses traditional weaving tools in addition to mechanical sewing machinesthat were widely used in the Palestinian household during the preceding century.Hall (2) – Jerusalem Hall Local Palestinian salon furniture with the well known Damascus style is displayed inthis hall as typically used in Jerusalem homes at the start of the twentieth century andup to the Nakba period, a few decades later. In particular, special salon accessoriessuch as guns, copper items and photographs are displayed. The exhibits are meantto emphasize the pivotal role Jerusalem holds in the hearts of Palestinians and itsgreat importance in the popular and political lives of the Palestinians and their éliteleadership at that time.Hall (3) – Popular Dress Hall (1)Traditional Palestinian dresses, based on geographic division, are displayed in thishall. Dress styles are related to respective Districts and social occasions. Most notedare the tastefully knitted embroidery patterns exhibiting the close interaction betweenPalestinian women and their environment such as weddings and celebrations.The exhibition starts from North to South in complementarity with the opposite hall(4). Few special illustrative photos were deployed for additional clarification. Alsodisplayed are some jewelry items, head ware and shauls.Main (Multi-purpose) HallThis beautifully decorated hall is dedicated to hosting special events mostly forexternal parties, such as artists and antiquity collectors, with special themes to boostvariety and diversity in the museum’s fixed display in other halls.Hall (4) – Popular Dress (2)This hall hosts popular dress displays from other regions in continuity to hall (3).

 
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