Notes from the streets of Amman

Yazan Bahar, Jordan Hip-Hop and graffiti artist, has designed this wall for Baladk 2020, which has produced Murals containing a message to encourage people to protect the environment.
Yazan Bahar, Amman, Jordanien, 2020

The mural shows a man, with stylish modern sunglasses, wearing the Kufiya, which can mean everything between a political statement and the traditional headdress of the Arab man. I prefer the latter, because in the context of the painting, showing a number of chimneys smoking black in it’s background, it may possibly depict the gap between tradition and modernity in Arab society.

The pictures in this post are shown by courtesy of a friend currently living in Amman

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