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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.

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

Black & White Hirbawi® Kufiya

22 incl. VAT

Out of stock

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.

  • 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

Black & White Keffiyeh Head Scarf Woman

The Story

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.