Keffiyeh

Keffiyeh

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Suddenly, a significant cultural motif for Palestinians – and for the wider Arab world and diaspora – had been reduced to a ”cute”, ”stylish” or ”edgy” fashion statement. As someone who lives with the epigenetic inheritance of my Palestinian father, who was displaced from his home in Jaffa in 1948, it was hard not to be offended.

Palestinian Scarves in Traditional Pattern

Palestinian Scarves in Traditional Pattern

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Where Some See Fashion, Others See Politics

Where Some See Fashion, Others See Politics

The black and white checkered print can be found on all kinds of products today, such as shirts, headbands, hijabs, purses, jewelry, socks, wallets, keychains, and more. Although Hirbawi does not make many of those products, they give users the option to express themselves uniquely. But the most popular way to show solidarity with Palestine is through the original scarf, worn around the neck and shoulders.

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The woven geometric keffiyeh, also known as a ghutra or shemagh, refers to the traditional Arabian headdress often worn by Arab men. It’s also regarded as a symbol of Palestinian nationalism, and solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

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It is commonly found in arid regions as it provides protection from sunburn, dust and sand. Its distinctive standard woven checker-ed pattern may have originated in an ancient Mesopotamian representation of either fishing nets or ears of grain, but the true origin of the pattern remains unknown.

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Nice post. You sure got some interesting comments on this one! It always amazes me how worked up people get over the significance of keffiyehs. They are simply great versatile scarves, and I believe they should be enjoyed by everyone.

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There are years of history behind the Keffiyeh, not only is it something that belongs to our culture, it is also something we cling to symbolically to collectively resist our oppressors, the settler colonial state of Israel, and the illegal inhumane occupation. There is certainly no monopoly on the Keffiyeh in terms of wearing it in the Arab/Muslim world, since some who wear it on their heads wear it for simply cultural reasons alone. It is typically regarded as a symbol of solidarity worn around the neck.

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“It’s ridiculous,” Ms Kakish said about the new trend. “Personally, I don’t think it’s right. People don’t understand it symbolizes something and they don’t care because it’s in style,” she said.