Shelagh Weir

Shelagh Weir, former curator for Middle East Ethnography at the Museum of Mankind (British Museum), organized major exhibitions of Palestinian costumes and textiles at the museum. She is the most prominent specialist in Palestinian costumes and embroidery and the author of Palestinian Embroidery (1970); Spinning and Weaving in Palestine (1970), Palestinian Embroidery: Cross Stitch Patterns from the Traditional Costumes of the Village Women of Palestine (with Serene Husseini Shahid) (1988); and Embroidery from Palestine (2007).