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Gaza Hirbawi® Kufiya

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Through millenia, “Gazza Ard el-Izza” (the glorious city) has been bitterly contested; by the Pharaohs, the Persians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Crusaders, Ottomans, French, English and Israeli alike. Now at the frontline of Palestinian history, it is in Gaza that the Israeli occupation is repeatadly challenged.

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!

Land of the Glorious (غزة)

In 1948, 200,000 Palestinians sought refuge in Gaza, making up roughly a quarter of those who fled or were expelled from their homes. Brutally sieged by Israel and blockaded on all sides, Gazan Palestinians hold out in a marginal area at the heart of Palestinian history.

Internationally recognised as an “indirectly occupied” territory, Gaza’s air and maritime space, land crossings, imports, exports, water, electricity, telecommunications, and other utilities are all controled by Israel. It reserves the right to enter Gaza at will with its military and maintains a no-go buffer zone within the Gaza territory. Over 3000 Palestinian children have died since the year 2000, and most are Gazan boys and girls whom have faced as much as 4 sieges by Israel in their lifetime. As of 2021, over 50% of Gazans are unemployed. and half of the population lives in poverty.

In such darkness, the inner fire of Gazan people, and their will and desire for freedom, has captured the hearts of the international community time and time again. Perhaps more than any Palestinian community, the endurance of Gaza is a beacon of sustained hope, for all who stare at Apartheid straight in the face.