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  • Arts & Culture
  • Issue 35

Show Your Hand

A short study of the palm.
Words by Rhian Sasseen. Photograph by Mar + Vin. Styling by Maika Mano. Jewelry by Andrea Conti. Makeup by Lucas Lisboa.

An open palm is a kind of paradox, isn’t it? It’s so inviting, so yielding: “Hands up, ” after all, is the international motion for surrender. But there’s also a parallel universe of symbolism—a sense of mystery—hidden within that soft flesh. There can be an appeal to divinity in the open palm, a belief in a higher power. Look at all those saints in Christian art, their palms raised to the sky as they exhort God. The open palm can


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Five

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