Kafr 'Ana


Kafr 'Ana

Infobox Former Arab villages in Palestine
name=Kafr 'Ana


imgsize=250
caption=
arname=كفرئنا
meaning=
altSp=Kafar Ana
district=jf
population=3,020
popyear=1945
area=17,553
areakm=17.6
cause=M
curlocl=Yigal, Neve Efraim
date=April 29, 1948

Kafr 'Ana' ( _ar. كفرئنا, also: Kafr Ana, present Hemed) is a former Palestinian town located 11km east of Tel Aviv-Yafo and was captured by pre-state Israeli forces prior to the outbreak of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and depopulated. According to a 1945 census the town had a population of 2,800 Arabs and 220 Jews. The Canaanites referred to the town as "Ono". It was captured by the Alexandroni Brigade during Operation Chametz on April 29 1948.

Culture

A womans "thob" (loose fitting robe with sleeves), from Kafr Ana, from the 1930s, is in the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) collection at Santa Fe, USA. The dress is of white commercial cotton and the embroidery is multicolored cotton, mainly in red and blue. The "qabbeh" (the square chest panel) is not a separate panel, but instead executed directly on the dress. The embroidery on the skirt and sleeves is also done directly on the dress. There is some machine embroidery, but most is by hand. The dress has an uncommon round neckline, which was an innovation and was only used here and in the village of Salama, near Jaffa. (Stillman, p.70)

Bibliography

*Stillman, Yedida Kalfon (1979): "Palestinian costume and jewelry", Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, ISBN 0-8263-0490-7

See also

* List of villages depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war
* Palestinian costumes

References

* [http://www.palestineremembered.com/Jaffa/Kafr-'Ana/index.html Palestine Remembered - Kafr 'Ara]


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