The keffiyeh or kufiya (Arabic: كوفية‎ kūfiyyah, meaning “from the city of Kufa” (الكوفة); plural كوفيات kūfiyyāt), also known as a ghutrah (غُترَة), shemagh (شماغ šmāġ), ḥaṭṭah (حَطّة), mashadah (مَشَدة), chafiye (Persian: چَفیِه‎, dastmal yazdi [More]
The kaffiyeh is a traditional Arab headdress and a symbol of the Palestinian struggle. Today, it continues to represent an important part of Palestinian heritage. Unfortunately, the Al Hirbawi factory is the last remaining institution [More]
It was Yasser Arafat’s favourite head gear and it’s now a must-have item for fashionistas around the world. But the genuine kaffiyeh, “made in Palestine”, is an endangered species.