Sweatshirt Red Handala and Kuffiya Map

SKU: 2909

£52.00

Red Sweatshirt with embroidered Handal on front and traditional embroidered kuffiya map of Palestine on the back. The character, Handala was created in 1969 by political cartoonist Naji al-Ali, and first took its current form in 1973. Handala became the signature of Naji al-Ali’s cartoons and remains an iconic symbol of Palestinian identity and defiance. The character has been described as “portraying war, resistance, and the Palestinian identity with astounding clarity”

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Red Sweatshirt with embroidered Handal on front and traditional embroidered kuffiya map of Palestine on the back.

The character, Handala was created in 1969 by political cartoonist Naji al-Ali, and first took its current form in 1973. Handala became the signature of Naji al-Ali’s cartoons and remains an iconic symbol of Palestinian identity and defiance. The character has been described as “portraying war, resistance, and the Palestinian identity with astounding clarity”

Made and ethically sourced in Palestine, these sweatshirts are the perfect way to show your solidarity with the people of Palestine as well as support our producers. Sweatshirts are produced with top quality in mind, fleeced material inside. All designs vary as these products are hand made. Stock depends on availability. Sizes depend on availability, email for more info.

Samidoun is a dedicated women’s group that works tirelessly to create beautiful, meaningful products. Located in Bethlehem, in both the city and surrounding villages. Among them is a courageous woman battling cancer, who continues to lead the embroidery efforts with unwavering strength. Another talented woman sews kuffiyas and Palestinian maps, while many others contribute their embroidery skills. The T-shirts, made in the Zeidan factory in Bethlehem, are a testament to their collective effort and craftsmanship.

These resilient women are the backbone of their families, working diligently as their husbands face unemployment due to the decrease in tourism. Their work is not just about creating beautiful items; it’s about preserving their way of life and staying rooted in their homeland. Each piece they create is a symbol of their determination, pride, and hope for a better future.

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Weight0.2 kg