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The Original Kufiya // Keffiyeh

Black & White Hirbawi® Kufiya

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The most traditional black and white Kufiya or “Keffiyeh” of Palestine. This is the heaviest version of the kufiya, made for export. Traditionally worn by the rural farmer class, the iconic pattern was adopted by the rebels of the 1930s revolt against British Colonialism, and has since become the truest symbol of Palestinian revolution.

Handmade in Palestine

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Handmade in Palestine

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

The Hirbawi Kuffiya 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 Kufiya 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 kufiya 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 kufiya manufacturers overseas and an unstable political environment at home.

Designed by the Hirbawi family at the last standing factory in Palestine, each Kufiya 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 Kufiya’s materials and stitching.

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

An Expression of Freedom & Sovereignty

From the scent of heroic ancestors and the fragrance of the past, the Black & White Kufiya (or “Keffiyeh”) remains the most symbolic expression of the heritage of Palestine, and its present reality.

Worn by Palestinian men of any rank, the kufiya became a symbol of Palestinian nationalism during the 1930’s Arab Revolt against the British Empire. This reached a peak in 1938, when the leadership of the revolt ordered that the residents of Palestinian cities replace their traditional tarbush hats with the kufiya. The move was intended to create national unity, as well as allow the Palestinian rebels to blend in to the crowd when they entered the cities.

Today, this symbol of Palestinian identity is now largely imported from China. With the scarf’s growing popularity in the 2000s, foreign manufacturers entered the market, driving Palestinians out of the business. For the last five decades, Yasser Hirbawi and the Hirbawi Factory has been the only manufacturer of the Palestinian Kufiya.