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Launching The Irdan Collection!

After crowdfunding, releasing the Qabbeh and the Benayiq collections, we are ready to introduce the final collection in our Anatomy of a Thobe series.   The Irdan Collection  We took our inspiration from the beautiful, bell, long and pointed sleeves, as seen in the image in this post. Known as the irdan, these large and bellowing sleeves were tied behind the woman's back while she would be busy doing manual labour. This collection is designed with the modern woman in mind, no matter what kind of business she may be up to.  We are staying true to our concept of crowdfunding, but executed a little differently. Our subscribers responded to a survey where they could preview our designs. Together with their insights, we think this...

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Introducing the Benayiq

The Palestinian dress or thobe is full of wonders and hidden stories within each stitch. Palestinian women embroidered their interests, history, and even their social status on their clothes!  Our next collection continues our series investigating the anatomy of a thobe. We focused on an interesting part of the dress, the Benayiq, referring to an extra triangular piece of fabric that was added to the the side so women would move more comfortably. It was popular in Palestine in the areas starting from Nablus across to the south. This animation gives a hint into what our next collection will look like, and will be part of our crowdfunding video that will be released very soon! Can’t wait to share it!...

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