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Black & White Hirbawi® Kufiya

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Discover the timeless elegance of the classical Black and White Kufiya, the only one of its kind made in Palestine. This iconic Kufiya, also known as “Keffiyeh,” is deeply rooted in Palestinian heritage. Originally worn by the rural farming community, it became a symbol of resistance during the 1930s revolt against British Colonialism. Today, it stands as the ultimate emblem of the Palestinian revolution and the unwavering spirit of the Palestinian people. Crafted with the utmost care, this heavyweight version is specially designed for export. Experience the rich history and enduring symbolism of the Black and White Kufiya, proudly made in Palestine.

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

Black & White Hirbawi® Kufiya

32 incl. VAT

Out of stock

Want to be notified when this product is back in stock?

Discover the timeless elegance of the classical Black and White Kufiya, the only one of its kind made in Palestine. This iconic Kufiya, also known as “Keffiyeh,” is deeply rooted in Palestinian heritage. Originally worn by the rural farming community, it became a symbol of resistance during the 1930s revolt against British Colonialism. Today, it stands as the ultimate emblem of the Palestinian revolution and the unwavering spirit of the Palestinian people. Crafted with the utmost care, this heavyweight version is specially designed for export. Experience the rich history and enduring symbolism of the Black and White Kufiya, proudly made in Palestine.

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

Black & White Keffiyeh Head Scarf Woman

The Story

Freedom & Sovereignty

From the scent of heroic ancestors and the fragrance of the past, the Black & White Kufiya (or “Keffiyeh”) remains the most symbolic expression of the heritage of Palestine, and its present reality.

Worn by Palestinian men and women of any rank, the kufiya became a symbol of Palestinian nationalism during the 1930’s Arab Revolt against the British Empire. This reached a peak in 1938, when the leadership of the revolt ordered that the residents of Palestinian cities replace their traditional tarbush hats with the kufiya. The move was intended to create national unity, as well as allow the Palestinian rebels to blend in to the crowd when they entered the cities.

Today, this symbol of Palestinian identity is now largely imported from China. With the scarf’s growing popularity in the 2000s, foreign manufacturers entered the market, driving Palestinians out of the business. For the last two decades, Yasser Hirbawi and the Hirbawi Factory has been the only manufacturer of the Palestinian Kufiya.

PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY

The Keffiyeh (pronounced “Kufiya” in Palestine) continues to hold deep and symbolic value, and serves as an icon of resistance, struggle and freedom for the Palestinian people. 

The Hirbawi Keffiyeh is handmade using a classic cross-stitching technique honed over generations. The Keffiyeh is traditionally woven on two layers, the “base”, and the “pattern” or “flower” ( وردة) in Arabic. Beyond its unmatched quality, the Keffiyeh 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 Keffiyeh 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 Keffiyeh patterns that are known and loved around the world.

The Original Kufiya

Embroidered by Hand

For All Seasons