Black Friday Weekend! For every order made we donate one Kufiya to the Palestinian Scouts youth organisation.

Sale!

The Original Kufiya // Keffiyeh

Mar Saba Hirbawi® Kufiya

 19,00 incl. VAT

Out of stock

Mar Saba is a monastery towards the east of Bethlehem in the desert of Jerusalem. The impressive monastery is camouflaged in the belly of the desert mountain so that bypassers would not notice it and disturb the hermit monks. This non-flashy (low-key) Kufiya as well, is made to be used in nature. A great multi-purpose companion for long hikes.

Handmade in Palestine

Worldwide Shipping

Handmade in Palestine

Worldwide Shipping

Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
American Express

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 Hidden Monastery (دير مار سابا)

Built in 483 AD, Mar Saba is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world. At a time when Palestine was a famous centre of monasticism (4th – 7th centuries), prominent monks would flock from across the seas to Palestine and rest in the hundreds of monasteries that decorated the landscape. Their spirituality and the high standard of sacredness these monks strived to attain in the desert through spiritual asceticism or bodily exercise became the stuff of legend.

Popular Kufiyas

Is your favorite Kufiya out of stock?

Dear friends, we are rushing to create more Kufiyas for you. Please choose which one(s) you would like and we will update you as soon as we restock.