Traditional clothing from all over the world is often inclined towards modesty, and I reckon it's about time I featured traditional Palestinian clothing. Recently, Palestinian fashion became synonymous with the kaffiyeh, which rose to popularity as a fashion statement and has even been worn by the likes of David Beckham and the Olsen twins.
However there is much more to Palestinian clothing, which centres around rich embroidery in red and blacks and caps and headdresses which can, and often are, incorporated with hijab. Visit the Palestinian Heritage Foundation to learn more about the history of Palestinian costume.
A week ago, Palestinian-born designer Intisar Farekh-Khalifeh held a fashion show in the USA, where she presented her take on the traditional costume. You can read more about the show here, and watch this video:
These are more photos of women in Palestinian clothing: