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This is how I see my Kufiyah by Issam Al-Haj Ibrahim
This is how I see my Kufiyah (2023) by Issam Al-Haj Ibrahim
40 x 40 cm
FineArt archival paper, 230 gsm
Limited to 300 editions (+AP), hand-signed by the artist
- $30 flat fee for local delivery within Dubai (3-5 days)
- $95 flat fee for international shipping (7-10 days)
- Ships unframed
178 in stock
“This is how I see my Kufiyah” by Issam Al-Haj Ibrahim
I constantly envision the Palestinian Kufiyah as a symbol of the resilience and fragrance of the land, representing an unwavering group of Palestinian people united by a common ambition – the pursuit of dignity and freedom.
“This is how I see my Kufiyah” serves as a reminder that cultural symbols can carry powerful messages, and it highlights the tenacity and unity of people who share a common goal. This artwork inspires hope and admiration for the resilience embodied in the Kufiyah.
Issam Al-Haj Ibrahim, born in the UAE in 1982, is a Palestinian artist with a natural talent for creativity. His artistic journey began at a young age, leading to exhibitions and recognition in countries like the UAE, Lebanon, and Kuwait.
Supported by his father, Issam’s artistry blossomed, and he collaborated in exhibitions across GCC countries, India, and Lebanon.
With a diverse educational background in architecture, graphic design, marketing, and advertising, Issam’s professional journey led him to roles as art and creative director in multinational agencies like TBWA, U&R, and Leo Burnett.
“ I have cherished my father’s Kufiyah since I was ten, drawn to its intricate patterns that have captivated my attention over the years. As I wore this symbolic piece, questions arose: why the timeless black and white hues, the seemingly simple yet captivating lines? These queries led me on a journey to decipher the meaning behind the design, delving into the significance of each element, from the olives leaves to the fishnet and trade routes.
My exploration deepened my appreciation for the Kufiyah, revealing that each shape serves a distinct purpose, representing a mosaic of cultural symbols. Yet, even as I understand its historical context, I perceive it uniquely through my eyes. I interpret the black dots with each glance as human heads and shoulders standing united, gazing toward a shared goal and destiny. This imagery reflects a collective strength, individuals working in harmony, celebrating together, and facing challenges.
In essence, the Kufiyah becomes a visual testament to the unity of a brave nation, where diverse individuals stand shoulder to shoulder, fostering a shared vision for a future defined by justice, freedom, and dignity. This personal interpretation infuses the Kufiyah with profound symbolism, inviting contemplation on the aspirations of a society working collaboratively towards a brighter and more harmonious future”.