Born in Jerusalem in 1945, Tamari received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Beirut in 1966. She specialized in Ceramics at the Institute of Statale per la Ceramica in Florence, Italy in 1974, and obtained a M. Phil. degree in Islamic Art and Architecture from the University of Oxford in 1984. Tamari held solo exhibitions in Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Amman, and participated in a variety of group exhibitions in the Arab World, Europe, and the US. Tamari helped organize and participated in numerous exhibitions highlighting women’s art. She is a lecturer on Islamic Art and Architecture at Birzeit University.