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Mar Saba Hirbawi® Kufiya

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Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Mar Saba, a monastery nestled in the desert mountains near Bethlehem. Our Mar Saba Keffiyeh features a background woven from yellow and black threads, creating an optical illusion that changes from yellowish to khaki to olive green depending on the surrounding lighting, a minimal design with only two corner fringes and no surrounding lace. Just like the hidden monastery, Mar Saba Kufiya exudes a sense of tranquillity and natural beauty. It is an ideal companion for outdoor enthusiasts, perfectly suited for long hikes and adventures. Embrace the essence of Mar Saba with this authentic 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

Mar Saba Hirbawi® Kufiya

32 incl. VAT

Out of stock

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

Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Mar Saba, a monastery nestled in the desert mountains near Bethlehem. Our Mar Saba Keffiyeh features a background woven from yellow and black threads, creating an optical illusion that changes from yellowish to khaki to olive green depending on the surrounding lighting, a minimal design with only two corner fringes and no surrounding lace. Just like the hidden monastery, Mar Saba Kufiya exudes a sense of tranquillity and natural beauty. It is an ideal companion for outdoor enthusiasts, perfectly suited for long hikes and adventures. Embrace the essence of Mar Saba with this authentic 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

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.

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