What is the symbolism of the keffiyeh patterns?
Know what your keffiyeh stands for
It's not just a scarf, it has its meanings and a long history dating back to Mesopotamia (3100 BC). Today, we wear the keffiyeh to represent Palestine everywhere we go and to stand in solidarity with our righteous cause and it's people.
In previous articles we covered the history of the keffiyeh, we also answered in another post the question if it's okay for non-Arabs to wear the keffiyeh and when is it considered cultural appropriation.
Wearing your keffiyeh, it's important to know the history and culture behind it but also to know what the patterns on the keffiyeh stand for, and how is that part of the Palestinian culture and the people of Palestine.
What do the patterns on the keffiyeh scarf symbolize?
The keffiyeh consists of three main patterns in it's design
This blogpost was inspired by a trending post about the keffiyeh patterns on social media which spread during May,2021
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In Beirut and Damascus, I saw many shops selling Kaffiyehs dyed in bright colors. Even Military olive drab. Seems this then makes Kaffiyehsd little more than a fashion statement. Or….is is it a way to “modernize” and broaden the solidarity aspect?