Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Henrik Vibskov's lovely piggy scarves

Fashion designer Henrik Vibskov has used his famous "piggy" pattern on various pieces of garments - from elegant suits to T-shirts, and also for a series of men's scarves clearly inspired by keffiyehs/shemaghs:



(Images found randomly on the net)

They are hailed in burshuy blogs and discussion forums - "finally we can wear those great-looking Arab scarves without making the wrong political statement!" - and only the most hypocritical pretentiously PC wannabe-leftist people and your average Zionists can consider calling them offensive. Because they're cute.

If you would consider paying 108 Euro for a scarf, you can get one from Très Bien Shop (based in Sweden, shipping worldwide). They have the red and white and the red and black varieties.

They used to have the one in blue and black, as well, though it's not very well matched in the picture on the left.

Even better, you might consider commissioning my mum to weave by hand a similar, but different, even nicer and totally unique scarf with a pig pattern (or any pattern you like). At least I am considering it ...

7 comments:

ainur said...

Have you seen this blog? He seems to be a fellow pig-lover who actually cares about the way pigs are depicted in culture.

http://pigofknowledge.blogspot.com/

Tinet said...

Cool! Definitely something for my link list.

ainur said...

I sure hope you saved the photos on your hard drive, 'cause now they're gone!

Tinet said...

Ah hah haa ... I just learned my lesson about hotlinking the hard way.

Tinet said...

Yay, new photos.

sama said...

actually it's kind of weird coz we Arabs right here in Palestine are very angry the way Europe and stupid israel tried to do the exact same kuffieh but with different color,,,, shame on u ... can't u make your own traditions by your self !???
do you always have to steel other people's traditions to look innocent in front of the whole world.....
this is very weak !!
IT IS OUR TRADITION
OUR HATTA
OUR SCARF
and we will NOT allow u people to steel it

Tinet said...

Sama - thank you for your comment. I can understand what you are saying. I think it's a bit ironic and also annoying how the keffiyeh has become fashionable in the "West", and how people with no clue about its origins wear it (or cheap copies of it) because it is "hip". Designers saw it in media images from Arab countries and became "inspired" to make money off it ...