The Shami Kufiya is mainly used in Syria and other Arabic countries. However the ongoing war in Syria destroyed most Kufiya factories there. Today you have the possibility to buy this very special and heavy black and white design – made in Palestine at the Hirbawi factory. It is similar to the lighter weight original Arafat design.
Hirbawi is the last kufiya (or keffiyeh) factory in Palestine. Today they struggle to compete with cheap imported Kufiya from China, though the quality of the original, handmade in Palestine kufiyas is far superior. By trading the Hirbawi Kufiyas, our aim is to reverse the current trend and revive the local traditional production of the Palestinian scarves.
Every purchase from Hadeel supports Palestinian handcrafters and artisans.