Traditional Keffiyeh Made in Palestine Arafat Style
This traditional keffiyeh is made by the Hirbawi Shop in Hebron, Palestine, which opened its doors in 1961 and is the last remaining producer of keffiyehs in the entire country. Even so it only works part time as the demand has greatly lessened for the high quality craftsmanship of these scarves. People prefer to buy the cheaper made in China reproductions.
The keffiyeh has become an important symbol of Palestinian resistance. In the 30s it was worn, and embraced as an image, by the armed guerillas who prosecuted armed rebellion against the British occupiers of Palestine. Until that period, the keffiyeh had primarily marked its wearer as rural, as a peasant, fallah, or a Bedouin.
Handmade in Palestine supports local artistans in Palestine, while also donating all profits from sales to to the not-for-profit Mashjar Juthour, and eco project that plants trees and protects Palestine's natural heritage. To learn more about Mashjar Juthour, visit the website at juthour.org
*Please note that because the factory rarely repeats the exact same patterns. Some variations occur in linens or patterns. Also please note that sometimes threads are snagged on the antique machines. We do our best to select perfect keffiyehs, but frankly you are buying a beautiful keffiyeh made on ancient machinery and should expect some character!
Due to holiday season post office is currently closed until Sunday night 1st of December, 2019. We will go back to fulfilling your orders starting from Monday the 2nd and will send your order tracking number once we ship out. Happy Holidays!! : )
Shipping from the U.S
We are back to shipping from the States. Shipping rates are automatically calculated at checkout based on shipping weight. We ship via USPS. Shipping is available to most countries, let us know if your country is not included and we will add it :)
Meanwhile, we still offer shipping options from Palestine to the U.S, Canada, Europe* and Australia in case you are interested in a handicrafts that aren't available in our online collection.
Shipping options from Palestine:
Registered Post takes from 10-20 days. Price will be calculated at check out based on weight. Registered post can only be tracked until it leaves the post facility in Occupied Palestine.
Eco-Post takes up to 10 days. Price will be calculated at check out based on weight. This option allows for tracking package until arrival at destination.
EMS (for any orders greater than 2 kilos) takes from up to 10 days. Price will be calculated at check out based on weight.
We ship from Palestine on Sundays and Wednesdays. So orders placed by Saturday or Tuesday are sent out the next day.
Please know that there are other costs before we get to shipping. When you receive your package, you'll notice that the shipping cost on the box is not the same as what you paid. We have to get items from the cooperatives all over Palestine and then ship to you. Thank you for your order, your patience, and your support!
Once orders ship, we'll email you a confirmation with tracking number.