Bethlehem Hirbawi® Kufiyeh - Made in Palestine

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The colour blue holds deep symbolism in Bethlehem, representing the peaceful and sacred nature of the city as the birthplace of Christ. It is closely associated with the unifying figure of the Virgin Mary, a beloved Bethlehemite who holds a significant place in the hearts of its residents, both Muslims and Christians alike. In our Bethlehem-inspired traditional Kufiyeh, we blend the serene blue with accents of Safran yellow, Aubergine, and Mint green, capturing the essence of Bethlehem’s vibrant streets. May our Bethlehem Hirbawi® Shemagh transport you to the lively markets of this historic town, lined with shops selling Palestinian jewellery, olive carvings, nuts, spices, and oriental sweets, impressing its visitors and enveloping them in a sense of peace that is deeply rooted in Bethlehem’s rich heritage.

Handmade in Palestine

Product Description

The Kufiyeh holds deep symbolic value for the Palestinian people and serves as an icon of resistance, strugle and freedom. 

The Hirbawi Kufiyeh is not only a unique accent-piece of premium quality, but also designed with specific functionalities in mind:

  • Keeps you cool under the sun and in hot climates.

  • Effective shielding against dust and fast-blowing winds.

  • Excellent moisture-wicking properties, directing sweat and moisture away from the skin.

The Kufiyeh now comes in a variety of colours and patterns that are evolving alongside the Palestinian people. Today, we offer a wide selection of modern designs as well as the traditional staple patterns that are known and loved around the world.

  • Embroidered by Hand
  • Warm and Comfortable
  • Authentic Palestinian Designs
  • Breathable and moisture-wicking fabric
  • Fabric weight: 170g/m²
  • Dimensions: 47” x 47”
  • 85% Cotton, 15% High Quality Synthetic
  • Hand Wash Recommended
  • Machine Wash Warm (Delicate or Gentle Cycle)
  • Mild Detergent
  • Air Dry

The Hirbawi family runs the last remaining kufiyeh factory in Palestine, producing the recognizable iconic designs known all around the world today.

Yassar Hirbawi, who founded the factory in 1962, describes a daily struggle to keep the factory afloat, now facing strong competition from cheaper kufiyeh manufacturers overseas and an unstable political environment at home.

Designed by the Hirbawi family at the last standing factory in Palestine, each Kufiyeh is handmade using a specific cross-stitching honed over decades. Only a handful of people still hold the generational knowledge of this time-honoured technique, which can be easily felt by the quality of the Kufiyeh’s materials and stitching.

Help support an authentic local Palestinian business, and breathe new life into Palestinian textile craftsmanship by ordering a Kufiyeh today!

Support the Palestinian cause by buying from Palestinian artisans and businesses who are crippled economically due to the illegal occupation.

Bethlehem Hirbawi® Kufiyeh - Made in Palestine
Bethlehem Hirbawi® Kufiyeh - Made in Palestine