Official Mar Elias Hirbawi Kufiya / Keffiyeh - Palestinian Scarf
Mar Elias (دير مار إلياس) is a monastery south of Jerusalem built in the 6th century. The ancient paintings in the interior were the inspiration for this blue and yellow kufiya pattern. According to legend, it was built on the spot where the prophet Elijah rested during his escape from the tyranny of Queen Jezebel.
The traditional Palestinian scarf is known as Kufiya, Keffiyeh or Hatta. Unfortunately, the local manufacturing of the symbol of the Palestinian struggle for freedom is vanishing as most Kufiyas sold around the world and even in Palestine are made in China or India. Today, only one factory remains in Palestine: The Hirbawi family in Hebron continues to weave the only original Kufiya made in Palestine.
Abuwear.com has now joined kufiya.org's effort to save Palestine's last kufiyas production factory. By trading the Hirbawi Kufiyas, our aim is to reverse the current trend and revive the local traditional production of the Palestinian scarves.