The art of the Palestinian scarf: Visiting the kuffiya factory in Hebron

The kuffiya (or keffiyeh) is a cotton headscarf, which is traditionally worn in the Middle East, woven in a square, with colorful patterns whose actual meaning remains unknown, though some experts claim that they might represent fishing nets from Mesopotamia. Arabs wear it folded into a triangle, with the fold worn across their forehead. The kuffiya has its origin in …

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