Saturday, October 23, 2010

Multi-colored Kufiyas, Arab-American National Museum, Dearborn

Some activists have decried the fact that kufiyas, over the last 5 years, have become multi-colored, thereby seeming to diminish the 'original' & political purpose of wearing the kufiya: to express solidarity with the Palestinians.

I've come to like the multi-colored kufiyas, and think that the proliferation of colors, as well as scarves, creates even more possibilities for Palestine symps to talk to more people about Palestine.

The Arab-American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, has very nice kufiyas, in many colors, many of them made in Syria. Check them out here--some as cheap as $12. I bought a really nice brown one.

I'd like to wear it the next time I get on an airplane. But I'm worried that I might run into Juan Williams, and that he might hit me--out of fear.

1 comment:

Jonathan Shannon said...

Very cool! I'll have to order up a bunch