It’s a common misconception that Halal is a type of cuisine, mainly perpetuated by street food vendors. In fact Halal, in the context of food, is how an animal is slaughtered with the blessing of God according to Islamic tradition. When you see street food vendors with a Halal sign, it only means that the meat was slaughtered and prepared a certain way.
Halal in a more general sense is about the morality of human action, it’s a way of life. Halal is the righteous path. The opposite force of Halal is Haram. Haram quite literally means sinful or forbidden. It’s the other end of the spectrum.
This project explores the duality of identity, and if you subscribe to this thought, it’s about how we all live between these two forces. I created these hats for me....for us.
Made in New York City.