February 12, 2019 | Lifestyle.INQ

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Day: February 12, 2019

Shopowner showing thobe

Iconic Palestinian robe fashions a new political symbol

The traditional brightly embroidered dress of Palestinian women known as the “thobe” was not the type of garment one would expect to become a pop political symbol. Now it’s gaining prominence as a softer expression of Palestinian nationalism, competing even with the classic keffiyeh — the headscarf donned by young stone-throwing Palestinian men protesting Israel’s occupation.

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