Sunday, June 22, 2008

"Hate Couture": A Kufiya Slideshow from the Sidney Morning Herald

Despite the awful title, this is a pretty decent slide show about kufiya fashion, politics, and history, from an Australian perspective. (Thanks to Wayne, who alerted me to this over 10 days ago.) The report was inspired by the Rachael Ray/Dunkin' Donuts flap.

The report has good visuals (and if you look closely, you will notice that at least a couple are taken from previous postings on hawblawg). Nice soundtrack (Goldfrapp and Palestinian rap group DAM). Informed commentary from a Palestinian-Australian. And interviews with various young Australian kufiya wearers, who know...absolutely nothing about the history or political significance of the kufiya.

And in case you completists missed this one, here's German actress and former fashion model Diane Kruger decked out in her kufiya (I learned about this from the slideshow.)

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