The ancient port city of Yaffa became a thriving, prosperous, modern cultural center starting in the early 19th century, propelled largely by the export of its famous shamouti oranges. The city became a world famous citrus capital and by the 1930s, Jaffa was exporting millions of oranges across the globe.
This light and breezy dress, perfect for a summer night on the coast, pays homage to the central role oranges played in Yaffa’s history. The stitching on the qabbeh that looks like lines of the letter “e” traditionally represented orange blossoms, which the women of Yaffa would embroider to note how much of their livelihoods they owed to this sweet fruit.
Hand-embroidered using cross-stitch
Fabric is mesh and lycra
Round collar with V back and asymmetrical length
Available in peach/beige combination
Hand-wash cold and air dry or dry clean
Model is wearing size small; size runs large, choose a smaller size