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Kuffiya Chequered Arab/Palestinian Black/Red/White Scarf
[Woven Cotton, Palestine’s most iconic symbols, ghutrah, shemagh, mashadah, chafiye, cemedani]

Kuffiya Chequered 
Arab/Palestinian Black/Red/White Scarf

About The Product

The Kufiyah is one of Palestine’s most iconic symbols.

Also known as a ghutrah, shemagh, mashadah, chafiye, cemedanî 

Its prominence increased during the 1960s with the beginning of the Palestinian resistance movement and its adoption by the  Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat.

It gained popularity among activists supporting the Palestinians in the conflict with Israel and is an icon of "Palestinian solidarity".

A chequered black and white scarf that is usually worn around the neck or head. 

History 

The keffiyeh or kufiya, Kufiyyah, meaning "from the city of Kufa  plural Kuffiyyat.

Traditional Middle Eastern headdress fashioned from a square scarf, usually made of cotton. It is typically worn by Arabs.

It provides protection from sunburn, dust and sand. Its distinctive standard woven checkered pattern may have originated in an ancient Mesopotamian representation of either fishing nets or ears of grain.

Palestinian Solidarity

Its prominence increased during the 1960's with the beginning of the Palestinian resistance movement and its adoption by the  Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat.

It gained popularity among activists supporting the Palestinians in the conflict with Israel and is an icon of "Palestinian solidarity".

Some on the opposite side have ridiculed as a Tea Towel.

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