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Mar Saba Hirbawi® Kufiya

22 incl. VAT

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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.

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

Mar Saba Hirbawi® Kufiya

22 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.

  • 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

Mar Saba Walls

The Story

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.