Sunday, August 05, 2007
Kufiyaspotting #18: Libertines Scarf Print T-Shirt
The trend that won't stop, that keeps mutating like a virus...This is a must have item: the "Libertines Scarf Print T-Shirt," so you don't have to buy an actual kufiya, you can wear a t-shirt with one printed on it, available from ASOS.com, for 16 pounds sterling.
Does the name have anything to do with the fact that Carl Barat appeared garbed in a kufiya on the cover of The Libertines' eponymous 2005 album? Or that ex-Libertine Pete Doherty's girlfriend, Kate Moss, has donated charity kissess to raise money for Palestinian children?
Meanwhile, I've recently learned that in Sweden they don't bother with the name, "kufiya," they just call it what it is: a Palestinian scarf (palestinsjal).