The traditional red and white Kufiyeh holds a rich history in Palestinian culture and has become a symbol of identity and resistance. Originally worn by Bedouins in the region, the Kufiyeh gained significance in the Palestinian context through its distinct colour combination.
Handmade in Palestine
The Kufiyeh holds deep symbolic value for the Palestinian people and serves as an icon of resistance, strugle and freedom.
The Hirbawi Kufiyesh 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.
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.
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