The brightly embroidered costume of Palestinian ladies often known as the “thobe” is not the kind of garment one would count on to change into a pop political image.

But it surely’s gaining prominence as a softer expression of Palestinian nationalism, competing even with the basic keffiyeh — the headband donned by younger stone-throwing Palestinian males protesting Israel’s occupation.

READ  Tennessee Okay-9 bites, brings down carjacking suspect, cops say

The gown, adorned with elaborate hand-stitched embroidery, requires months of grueling labor. Some fetch 1000’s of {dollars}, the standard textiles calling to thoughts a bygone period of Palestinian peasant ladies stitching on a break from the fields.

READ  Conservative speaker who was assaulted by protester: 'This was a warning shot to conservatives'

Final month, Rashida Tlaib wore her mom’s thobe when she was sworn-in as the primary feminine Palestinian American member of Congress, inspiring omen all over the world, particularly within the Palestinian territories, to tweet pictures of themselves of their thobes.

READ  Ralph Lauren debuts Polo shirts made out of recycled plastic bottles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here