We ship worldwide from a warehouse in the EU. In the table below you can find our shipping costs per country or region:
|Standard Shipping (1-2 Kufiyas)
|Standard Shipping with Tracking (1-4 Kufiyas)
|Parcel with Tracking (Orders including 5 or more Kufiyas)
|All other countries
Please be advised that out of the EU, you may be charged import duty and custom charges by your customs authority.
If you are located in Palestine or occupied Palestine, please contact us prior to ordering. We deliver locally with a transport company, to which you can pay upon delivery.
Once dispatched, delivery takes a few days within the EU, up to 10 business days to the UK/Ireland, up to 20 business days to the USA, and up to 30 days to most countries.
If you choose “Standard Shipping with Tracking” you will receive a separate email once the package is dispatched with the tracking number of your order.
To purchase an original Palestinian Kufiya, head over to the “shop” page in the menu and select the kufiya you would like to buy and click on “Add To Cart”. When you are ready to pay, click on the shopping cart icon in the top right corner of the website and simply follow the check-out steps to enter your shipping destination and payment details.
You can pay through PayPal, credit card, debit card, or Sofort Banking. If you are located in the EU, you can make a prepayment via regular bank transfer. To do so, kindly place your order at our German partner site: www.MADEinPALESTINE.de
Once your pre-ordered products are shipped by container from Palestine to our warehouse in Europe, you will be notified by email, and the standard shipping times thereafter will apply. If your shipping option includes tracking, you’ll receive an email from [email protected] with your tracking number.
We announce pre-orders for our Kufiyas as soon as a new batch is produced in Palestine. Notifications are sent via email and shared on our social media channels. Due to the high demand, it might take a few production cycles before your opportunity to pre-order arises. Your patience and interest are deeply appreciated. Stay updated by signing up for our email notifications and following us on social media:
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Unfortunately, combining different designs in one order is not feasible due to varying arrival times of different Kufiyas. However, you can order multiple quantities of the same design in a single order.
Changes to your order are possible only if it hasn’t been sent to the warehouse. If you haven’t received a shipping confirmation, please provide your order number, the Kufiya you ordered, and the one you wish to receive. We’ll do our best, but please note that most Kufiyas are already sold out.
If your order hasn’t been dispatched, we can attempt to update your address. Please provide your order number and the new, complete address, including country and mobile number, in your request.
We apologise for any mix-up. Our warehouse team works hard under pressure, and occasional errors can happen. Please email us (preferably by replying to your order confirmation) with a photo of the received items. We’ll address the issue promptly.
The keffiyeh has become a marker of freedom and the human rights struggle of Palestinians. Originally popular amongst farmers as a form of sun protection, the traditional headscarf has come to symbolise sovereignty and solidarity with the Palestinian cause.
During the Ottoman period, the keffiyeh was worn by rural workers whilst the more urban classes boasted the red felt hat known as the tarboosh. However, during the Arab Revolt of the 1930s against the British colonial occupation of Palestine, Palestinians of all classes began wearing the black and white head covering in a show of national unity.
Gradually, the keffiyeh gained international attention, particularly after being seen around the shoulders of prominent Palestinian politician, Yasser Arafat. Especially during the three decades in which Israeli authorities banned the Palestinian flag (1967-1993), the keffiyeh gained popularity worldwide as an expression of Palestinian identity.
Today, wearing the keffiyeh is seen as an unspoken expression of solidarity with the Palestinian people, in their pursuit of freedom.
The beauty of the keffiyeh is that you can wear it however and wherever you want! If you are interested in ways to wear your keffiyeh, check out our page here.
The keffiyeh can be worn by anyone in support of the Palestinian cause! In fact, Palestinians love to see people from around the world expressing support through this meaningful fabric.
The headscarf was originally a form of traditional dress in the Middle East. However, after becoming popularized on a global scale, the keffiyeh has been adopted by people of all races, religions and nationalities.
It is important that, when wearing the keffiyeh, one makes an effort to learn its symbolism and show appreciation for the Palestinian culture and cause. Otherwise, wearing the headscarf only as a fashion statement can be considered cultural appropriation.
The keffiyeh and kufiya share the same meaning but are merely two different forms of spelling. Both names refer to a one metre square of checkered fabric that is today closely associated with Palestinian identity and solidarity.
The keffiyeh may also be referred to as a hatta or shemagh. The term is generally used to encompass all of the traditional headscarves worn in the Middle East, regardless of their differences in color or cloth.
The keffiyeh is a non-religious form of clothing. It is popular amongst Christians, Muslims, Druze and even secular people across the Middle East. Rather than holding any religious symbolism, the keffiyeh is simply donned across the region as a form of traditional clothing.
Indeed, not all people in this region wear the keffiyeh, and even those that do might wear it differently to the Palestinian keffiyeh. For instance, whilst the Palestinian and Syrian keffiyeh is black and white, the Jordanian shemagh boasts red and white checks. Likewise, the plain white ghutra is popular among countries in the Gulf like the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain.
The keffiyeh is most commonly associated with Palestinian culture. However, this headscarf originates as far back as 3100 BCE Mesopotamia, in the Kufa region of today’s Iraq. Since then, it gradually gained popularity across the Middle East.
Today, the keffiyeh is worn in Jordan, Syria and across the Gulf, albeit using different patterns and cloths. However, as the traditional black and white keffiyeh has become popular as an expression of Palestinian identity, it is globally recognised to be a product of Palestinian culture and history.
What seem like loose threads on the edges of the kufiya pattern are a common occurance with a kufiya, but these threads are nothing to worry about. Such threads occur because during production, the ends of the pattern are trimmed by hand by one of our artisans. Small ends of the threads may remain, but these can be easily picked and removed, or will naturally fall off when the kufiya is washed.
The Hirbawi kufiya is made of 85% organic cotton for a natural and breathable fabric, and 15% high quality synthetic thread that is used to help maintain the durability and shape of the kufiya.
We typically recommend hand washing a kufiya to accomodate the delicate fabric. You may also machine wash at a delicate setting. We advise using a mild detergent, and to air dry the kufiya after washing.
The kufiya is a versatile headdress suited for both cold and warm weather conditions. It may be used as a light scarf for warmth, and can alternatively keep you cool in hot climates under direct sunlight. The kufiya offers effective shielding against dust and fast-blowing winds, and excellent moisture-wicking properties, directing sweat and moisture away from the skin.
If your question isn’t covered here or you need further assistance, we are here to help. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.