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The Original Kufiya // Keffiyeh

Dura Hirbawi® Kufiya

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The scarlet scarf of Dura, wine-red and rich in colour, symbolic of the famous grapes and vineyards of this ancient and fertile village, it’s lasting heritage from the mists of antiquity.

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!

The blossoming vineyards of Dura
(دورا)

As far back as 5000 years ago, the Canaanites settled on the same hilltops, and local legend has it that the Prophet Noah (Nebi Nûh), the prophet of the ark and the final pre-flood patriarch in the Book of Genisis, the Quran and the Bible, was buried in Dura.

The village of “Adoraim”, meaning “two hills” in the ancient Caananite language, became the modern village of Dura, built on two hills, Dura al ‘Amaira and Dura al Arjan, with a population of around six thousand Palestinians (in 1922) merged to become the town it is today. Since the Six-Day War in 1967, Dura has been under Israeli occupation. And yet it persists, as a bastion of Palestinian and indigenous heritage. A symbolic place for all Abrahamic religions, its vine roots etched with the chronicles of thousands of years. Years of Culture, beauty, struggle, life. Years of tilled soil, blood and sweat, and of dark red grapes.

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