Made with stones from Jericho, Birzeit, Nablus, Bethlehem, Jenin.
Oasis Jericho casino chip cup from 2000.
1998 marked the
inauguration of the Oasis Casino, located inside the luxurious Intercontinental
resort in Jericho. It aimed to host many visitors from abroad and from Israel, where the law
forbids opening casinos. In 2000 when the Second Intifada started, the Oasis
Casino became the target of air and ground attacks and had to close its doors
after only two years.
The mosaic imitates the style of antique mosaics that can be found in various
places of Jericho, and the depiction of Jericho in the Madaba map, using its
symbols as the moon and the palm trees. The Mosaic was made by the artist under
the teacher of Mohamad Khashroom at the Mosaic Center of Jericho.