The Keffiyeh has been synonymous with Palestinain people for as long as i can remember. It is a symbol of courage, resistance and identity. It was made famous by Yasser Afarat as a peice of clothing he wore daily and became a part of Palestinian pride. I just read an article on a blog of Palestine Studies on how this pattern has come to hit us in mainstram fashion, food and life. And i am sharing this with you here.
There have been many inspirations that have not been confirmed to be the keffyeh pattern but as you will see for yourself there is a resemblance and a connection with this gorgeous fabric. I wear mine all the time and have gifted one to many people who absolutely love it.
Above and below are some images that have been somewhat controversial and some not so much but either way the Keffiyeh has made it to the runway and global markets.
There are plenty more images with this design that have hit our highstreets, some like the mango shorts, were removed from sales after it cause a stir with bot Palestinians and Israelis. Others like Nike and Givenchy continued in sales.
This Keffiyeh is part of who we are and will always symbolise peace for me. I think that we should always keep our heritage alive and through peaceful ways even through clothing we can have some attachment to what may have been lost, but never forgotten
With Love, From Palestine