The Keffiyeh was made publicly famous by the late Yasser Arafat, as he covered his head with it and fold it in the shape of Palestine.
When the keffiyeh was a smashing fashion hit, 20 years ago, it had no political involvement. Now it’s associated with Palestinian cause and it’s more than just a style touch.
From the black and white one worn by the Palestinian late president (and most specific to the rural peasants) to the plain white one (worn especially in the Gulf States), the red and white one (associated with the Jordanian army), the keffiyeh-inspired scarf is de retour at Urban Outfitters.
Almost a year ago they had to pull them off and issue apologies, now it’s all up and running again.
I think that having to take them out again it’s too much. I’m not looking at them religiously, I couldn’t ever, nor do they remind me of a special ideology. I see them as scarves and that’s the end of it.
Sometimes people just make too much of a deal from subjects that are not meant to occupy all that talk space and thinking area. It’s just fabric!
What’s your take on this? (via racked, photos urban outfitters)
(You can buy one here)