Thursday, October 7, 2010

Arab shemagh on Nike jackets

Sander Reijgers, the designer whose very unusual talent he has just released a brand new project.

His 'Cultural contrast of symbolism' is a series of Nike jackets whose designs combine the West with the East, and politics with religion.

By combining the westernized sportswear with the Arab keffiyeh or shemagh (whose distinctive woven check pattern originated as an ancient Mesopotamian representation of either fishing nets or ears of grain and now is a controversial symbol of Palestinian solidarity), he has created a garb symbolic of the joining of two disparate cultures, politically and religiously.

1 comment:

Faisal El Hoseni said...

Hey Razan

This is seriously such an amazing step forward...I would actually be interested in getting a bunch of these jackets down here..any links?


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