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Abu Dis Hirbawi® Kufiya

25 incl. VAT

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The now widely popular Abu Dis (أبو ديس) is in fact, one of the few kufiyas that originated by accident. When we used the wrong yarn to produce the Al Quds (Jerusalem), instead, this charming golden Kufiya was the result. Dedicated to the ancient village, Abu Dis borders the city Jeruselam. A neighbour both geographically, and in colour.

  • Warm and Comfortable
  • Breathable and Moisture-Wicking Fabric
  • Fabric weight: 170g/m²
  • Dimensions: 47” x 47”
  • 85% Cotton, 15% High Quality Synthetic

Abu Dis Hirbawi® Kufiya

25 incl. VAT

In stock

The now widely popular Abu Dis (أبو ديس) is in fact, one of the few kufiyas that originated by accident. When we used the wrong yarn to produce the Al Quds (Jerusalem), instead, this charming golden Kufiya was the result. Dedicated to the ancient village, Abu Dis borders the city Jeruselam. A neighbour both geographically, and in colour.

  • Warm and Comfortable
  • Breathable and Moisture-Wicking Fabric
  • Fabric weight: 170g/m²
  • Dimensions: 47” x 47”
  • 85% Cotton, 15% High Quality Synthetic

PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY

The Kufiya continues to hold deep and symbolic value, and serves as an icon of resistance, struggle and freedom for the Palestinian people. 

The Hirbawi Kufiyas are all handmade using a classic cross-stitching technique honed over generations. The Kufiya is traditionally woven on two layers, the “base”, and the “pattern” or “flower” ( وردة) in Arabic. Beyond its unmatched quality, the Kufiya maintains its original functionality:

  • Keeping you cool in hot climates under direct sunlight.
  • 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 Palestinian culture. Today, a wide selection of designs are available, based on historic landmarks, and elements of Palestinian culture, as well as the traditional staple Kufiya patterns that are known and loved around the world.

The Original Kufiya

Embroidered by Hand

For All Seasons

Abu Dis Wall

The Story

The Walled Off Village of Abu Dis

Abu Dis (أبو ديس) is a Palestinian village of ancient origins, and in its very existence, a symbol of Palestinian self-determination. Following the Second Intifada in 2004, and decades of failed attempts to assimilate Abu Dis into greater Jerusalem; Israeli Authorities instead surrounded the village by constructing the West Bank Barrier, a 20-foot-high concrete wall running through the West Bank. The Israeli-built wall fractured the village, separating family homes from one anotherr and forcing Abu Dis’s farmers to give up agricultural land.

Famously, scenes from the film Omar were shot in Abu Dis, such as the first scene when Omar climbs the Israeli West Bank barrier to visit his lover. Similarily, Abu Dis declares itself an entity independant from any other township in history and character, yet the village is intertwined with a deep longing to reconnect with its Palestinian bretheren and heritage, across the barrier.