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The Kufiyeh Project – in pictures

ku•fi•yeh [kuh–fee–uh] Noun. Arab headdress made from a diagonally folded square of cloth with a checkered pattern. The Kufiyeh Project seeks to promote the kufiyeh as a symbol of the Palestinian struggle for justice and to support its continued production in Palestine. The website features information about the kufiyeh’s background and production, links to further […]

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Last kaffiyeh factory in Palestinian territories: ‘It’s more than a business’

Family’s battle to continue producing the popular chequered headscarf – internationally recognised symbol of the Palestinian national struggle – amid competition from cheap imports guardian.co.uk, Monday 2 August 2010 17.37 BST The kaffiyeh, the chequered headscarf worn by politicians and militants alike A kaffiyeh is woven on a loom at the factory Hirbawi Textiles once […]

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