שיכרון עיצובים - אמנות האופנה בישראל 1948-2008 's FACEBOOK FAN CLUB has now over 1200 FANS. I appreciate it very much DEAR FANS. On this special occasion I uploaded an Ofra Haza image from the book with her golden coins hood (taken by Moshe Sasson).
Ofra Haza wasn't just a fantastic singer, highly successful world-wide. She was also a fashion icon who inspired designers with her unique performance garb which incorporated her cultural heritage.
One of these outfits included this Yemenite coin hood, which was worn in Yemen by all Hebrew newly weds and which was in fact their survival kit. A type of portable "bank" from which they can draw money in case of need.
Inspired by this type of hoods as well as by the Beduine facial coin chains - in the 60s "Maskit" designer Fini Leitersdorf incorporated golden coins in her original Israeli designs thus turning them into one of the typical aspects of Israeli style. Lea Gottlieb of Gottex also adorned her unique colorful ethnic beachwear with coins.
Later on, other Israeli fashion designers such as Shai Shalon and Silvia Vered used coins in a more up to date designs. To see them and read about them - you are invited to go to the coins chapter of "Israel Fashion Art 1948-2008" called " Coins – from a Portable Bank to the Sexiest Beachwear" .