Showcasing the things that make Palestine a unique and inspiring destination

Support Palestine's last remaining Kuffiyeh scarf factory


In Hebron, visitors can find the place of the last Palestinian "Kuffiyeh" factory, the cloth made famous by Arafat and an international symbol of Palestinian solidarity. Most Keffiyehs these days are made in China (or Jordan), so it is a great souvenir to bring back a real one Made in Palestine.

The Hirbawi factory is also a fascinating place to visit, and the owners and factory workers are pleasant and very happy to receive guests and chat with them over a cup of tea or coffee.

Opposite the factory is a building with no name on it which makes one of the best hummus in Hebron, according to the locals. So good apparently that it doesn't need a name!

For those who want a twist on the traditional black and white or red and white Keffiyeh, Hirbawi have diversified so there are lots of different colours and designs on offer now. Each scarf costs around £4 factory direct and around double that if bought at the markets.

And apparently Abbas, Palestine's President, still gifts scarves from this factory to important visitors.


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