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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

 

Jerusalem Go To Meeting Dress, 1929

In this photo from Walid Khalidi's Before Their Diaspora, appear "a delegation of Palestinian women outside the high commissioner's residence in Jerusalem," circa 1929. According to Khalidi, the women wearing hats are Christian. The rural Muslim women "wear no veils at all." The woman second from left is Mrs. Matiel Moghannam, "a Palestinian Protestant feminist leader and author of The Arab Woman and the Palestine Problem [London: H. Joseph, 1937]."
Arab Woman Progressive Voice juxtaposes contemporary Palestinian women's dress in a striking way. Check out the photos on her blog.

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please keep posting/ highlighting these photos Um Khalil, i just loved them so much ... those were the days ... inchalla all will come back ... inchalla

God bless you
 
Thanks, Mohammad, I love them also and I'm excited about a new book of photos from Ramallah that Naseeb Shaheen has published. Hope that Palestinian bloggers will scan and post some of their old personal photos as well.
 
Such a great article it was which the delegation of Palestinian women outside the high commissioner's residence in Jerusalem.In which the women wearing hats are Christian. The rural Muslim women wear no veils.Thanks for sharing this article it is entertaining and informative.
 
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