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Haifa Hirbawi® Kufiya

22 incl. VAT

In stock

Palestinians call the city of Haifa “Umm al-Gharib”, meaning ‘mother of the stranger’, referring to its renowned diversity & dynamism.

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

Haifa Hirbawi® Kufiya

22 incl. VAT

In stock

Palestinians call the city of Haifa “Umm al-Gharib”, meaning ‘mother of the stranger’, referring to its renowned diversity & dynamism.

  • 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

Haifa View

The Story

Mother of the Stranger (حيفا)

At the turn of the 20th century, the port city of Haifa was the leading city of Palestine. Its bustling manufacturing and journalism sectors attracted Muslim, Jewish and Christian Palestinian immigrants from across the country. Its elegant architecture built of carefully hammered stones. Most of them overlooking the seashore.

Haifa was an important cultural center in the Arab world, which offered its residnets and imigrants from neighboring Arabic countries a complex offer of jobs and educational centers. Both helped to create a cultured and a wealthy society. Once home to a 50% Arab population just before the war that established Israel in 1948, down to just 11% today. Still, Haifa remains a jewel example of a cosmopolitan Palestinian city, and a representative of what could have been, or could still be.