By Noura Saad | Hay Khabriyeh!
The “Tarbouche” as we know it is a sign of masculine virility in Lebanon and across the Middle East.
Mouna Rebeiz, a French Lebanese artists, took the “Tarbouche” symbol beyond its established norms, and redefined it in a series of paintings “alongside the traditional nude in a contradiction of feminine and the symbol of authority. Caught between two worlds the female bodies jostle against the male trophy, expressing a powerful new freedom which is both dominant and submissive.
Above all, Mouna’s paintings represent an act of Hope – a bridge between two worlds: East and West; Man and Woman.”
Renowned artists, Elie Saab, Francesca Versace, Lanvin Paris, and Sandra Choi of Jimmy Choo, to name a few, joined Mouna in her journey and each redesigned the “Tarbouche” with a touch of flair.
All the proceeds will benefit Innocence In Danger (Innocence En Danger), a movement for the protection of children against any form of sexual abuse.