SFr. 50 CHF
descriptionThe perfect holiday kuffyeh, perfectly fungible as a shawl to protect you from the summer breeze or as a pareo at the beach. This kuffyieh style summery cover-up is adorned with eight-point stars, a detail from the Alhambra pattern.
Machine wash delicate, 122x122cm, available in two colour combo's: SEA and SUN
The roots of the eight-point star symbol are in early astronomy. The eight lines are symbolic of the four corners of space (north, south, east, and west) and time (two solstices and two equinoxes).
By the middle-ages, the eight-point star is widely used as a symbol in Islamic art. It is called khatim or khatim sulayman, seal of the prophets, as in signet ring. The phrase “seal of the prophets” is also used in the Koran and has particular ideological meaning for Muslims. Moroccan zillij artisans also refer to the eight-point star as sibniyyah, sabniyyah, which is a derivative of the number seven sab’ah.