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The Original Kufiya // Keffiyeh

Jenin Hirbawi® Kufiya

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Symbolic of the fertile lands of Jenin. Kufiya with a caramel-brown and a beige pattern on an earthen-brown background.

Handmade in Palestine

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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 Fertile Plains of Jenin (جنين)

Dotted with the remains of ancient irrigation aqueducts, and renowned for its abundance in fruits and vegetables, the scenic city resides on a hilltop, overlooking vast plains of olive, palm, fig, and citrus orchards. Jenin, which has been a site of human settlement since the Neolithic period, lies along the ancient trade route from Nablus to Haifa.

Jenin has seen a great deal of conflict, as a home for several thousand Palestinian refugees. The Jenin refugee camp was founded in 1953 by Jordan to house displaced Palestinians who fled or were expelled during the 1948 War. In 2001, during the Second Intifada, Israeli military targetted the town, during which the refugee camp was turned into a battleground and was decimated. Witnesses stated unarmed people were shot and denied medical treatment, and as a result died – hauntingly represented in the film documentary “Jenin Jenin” by Mohammad Bakri. And still, Jenin is more than ever a beacon of Palestinian bravery and self-determination, in the face of outstanding crimes against humanity. From its ashes have risen some astounding community projects, primarily the Freedom Theatre based in the heart of the Jenin refugee camp.