THE MANY FORMS OF YAFTAT
These banners express the tension between the individual and the community or the community and the state. They reflect a dynamism and overall atmosphere within an area. They are mostly loaded with political messages and express hostility or disagreement with an action or political leader.
Opposite messages of rebellion, these banners express appreciation or solidarity for a political party, a leader, the army or even a citizen from the region. They are mainly lyrical and show pride.
Welcoming or farewell note
This category could address a citizen returning or leaving his village or on a more generic tone it could be a means to honor important religious or political figures.
A note to express sorrow
Mostly used at funerals. These are messages to express love, gratitude and sadness towards a loved one.
Used to congratulate someone on an achievement or a successful event such as a marriage or graduation.
Cheaper than a billboard or flyers, banners are also used to advertise a menu, a promotion or sales.
Yaftat are also a way to deliver official messages addressed to the public. It’s a practical tool that helps to announce a message to the community at once.