Buried and Freed Tote bag

Buried and Freed Tote bag

Arab American National Museum

$ 10.00

“Buried & Freed” to illuminate your resilience to speak out despite the societal norms constructed to keep you quiet. The design features poppy flowers, a favorite beauty in Palestinian Spring known for the way it grows in places once destroyed.

The custom of wa’d al-banat was first practiced in the pre-islamic era, when unwanted female infants were buried alive for the fear of dishonor. After the establishment of the Quran, the practice was condemned. While the practice itself is long-dead, it is metaphorically still alive as societal norms keep women from using their voices. 


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