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Shams Hirbawi® Kufiya

22 incl. VAT

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Shams Hirbawi® Kufiya

22 incl. VAT

In stock

Shams (الشمس) means sun in Arabic. Palestinians have the privilege of feeling the warmth of the sun for about 3390 hours per year. Thanks to this emmaculate climate, Palestine hosted one of the earliest human civilizations.

  • 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

Shams Sunset

The Story

Prisoner's Symbol of Hope

The sun has often been considered a symbol of freedom in Palestinian sub-culture. With respect to the many thousands of Palestinian prisoners unfairly detained for opposition to Israeli apartheid. This kufiya is dedicated to their profound will to see the sun once again. Their commitment inspires all Palestinians to thrive for freedom and a life with dignity.