On Design 25: Can wearing a headscarf define a nation?
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26 January 2017
Photo: Marcus Whisson
Few items of clothing have as much symbolism stitched into their history as the keffiyeh. Mary Pelletier explains how this traditional scarf became a political icon in Palestine.
26 January 2017
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