From approximately 1975 through 1987 Naji Al-Ali created cartoons that depict the complexities of the plight of Palestinian refugees. These cartoons are still relevant today and Handala, the refugee child who is present in every cartoon, remains a potent symbol of the struggle of the Palestinian people for justice and self-determination.
The character of Handala is depicted as a young, barefoot refugee boy with his back turned to the audience, usually drawn in simple lines and without a mouth. He typically appears with his hands clasped behind his back, a symbol of defiance and steadfastness.
Handala represents the enduring spirit and struggle of the Palestinian people, particularly Palestinian refugees. His name comes from the Arabic word for a bitter desert plant, reflecting the bitterness of the Palestinian experience, particularly the ongoing displacement and longing for justice and return.
The character has become an iconic symbol of Palestinian resistance, resilience, and the longing for a homeland. His image has been widely used in various forms of Palestinian art and activism, embodying the unwavering hope and determination of the Palestinian cause.
All of our clothing run in Men's sizes!
Are all your clothes embroidered? Yes
T-shirt and Long sleeve: 100% Cotton
Crewneck and Hoodies: 60% Cotton/40% Polyester
- Classic Cut for Roomier Fit
- Double-needle cuffs and waistband for extra durability
- Set-in sleeves for a relaxed fit
- Soft feel and reduced pilling for no loose threads
- turn the item inside out to protect the embroidery.
- try to not wash the item with other clothing that might cause damage, such as zippers or buttons.
- choose a mild detergent.
- if possible, allow the item to air dry. This will prevent any shrinking that might occur.
- if the embroidery features bright colors, a gentle wash in cold water can reduce the chance of colors bleeding.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
Our products are customizable so we have very limited options for returns, but we will accept returns if the item arrived defective. Please email us with "Refund" on the subject field in ourcontact us page.
It typically takes about 1-2 weeks to process your order and an additional 3-4 days to ship (domestically). International shipping may take an additional week.