Inspired by the hidden beauty of nature, CEO and Chief Designer, Noora Abdeen Khalifeh chose as her primary motif the Palestinian Olive-backed Sun Bird, at once a spectacle of natural, mystical, and ancient beauty and an analog for defiance and freedom. Historically a symbol of Palestine, Ms. Khalifeh’s sunbird spreads her wings in a framed frozen flurry of soft, warm beige, olive green and ocean blue. This sunbird is more than a symbol of Palestine; she is a symbol of Palestinian hope (for freedom), migrating in direct defiance of borders and restrictions from the beaches of Gaza to the plains, forests, mountains, and villages of Palestine’s central and northern lands finally to the coastal mountains and valleys of her sister Lebanon.
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