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Hirbawi Kufiya: The last factory upholding the Palestinian Kufiya legacy

Hirbawi Kufiyas stand as a testament to the resilience of Palestinian heritage and the power of preserving cultural traditions.

A Palestinian Symbol for All Struggling Communities

Originally a garment that was used by farmers to protect their heads and shoulders from the sun, the Kufiya has now become a symbol of Palestinian freedom and independence.

The Last Keffiyeh, how Facebook saved a Palestinian symbol

Nearly 20 years ago Hirbawi Textiles, the last Palestinian manufacturer of the iconic keffiyeh scarf, almost shut down its looms and closed its doors.

Social media offers last keffiyeh factory lifeline

Hirbawi Textiles is located on a nondescript road on the outskirts of the Palestinian city Hebron.


Last kaffiyeh factory in Palestinian territories

Family’s battle to continue producing the popular chequered headscarf…

The last keffiyeh factory in Palestine

The Herbawi family has kept their keffiyeh business afloat despite the challenges they face under occupation and globalisation

Occupation, appropriation, and the Palestinian scarf at the center of it all

The story behind the keffiyeh, the traditional Palestinian scarf co-opted by Urban Outfitters.

Spiegel Online Hirbawi

Endlich wieder made in Palestine

Palästinensertücher kommen schon lange nicht mehr aus Palästina, sondern aus Asien. Zwei Brüder aus Hebron produzieren jetzt wieder das Original.

Campaign launched to save Hirbawi, Palestine's only keffiyeh factory

Located on the outskirts of the city, Hebron, it is the last remaining factory in the country to make the kufiya.


Palästinensertücher bald nur noch aus China?

Die letzte Keffiyeh-Fabrik Palästinas kämpft ums Überleben. Denn das Tuch aus Fernost ist viel billiger.

Inside Hirbawi, Palestine's last remaining keffiyeh factory

A look at the efforts being made to save this little piece of Palestinian history.


The Palestinian kaffiyeh: an endangered species

It was Yasser Arafat’s favourite head gear and it’s now a must-have item for fashionistas around the world.