The Shami Kufiya is mainly used in Syria and other Arabic countries. However the ongoing war in Syria destroyed most Kufiya factories there. Today you can buy this very special design, made in Palestine. Traditonal designs are in a slightly heavier weave.
Abu Mohammad Hirbawi was searching for an old photo in a negative strip (before digital photography). He discovered a negative photo of a traditional black and white Kufiya. Inspiration ! He immediately sat down at his machine and designed an inverted Palestinian Kufiya. Here is the result.
Wine red background with a colorful zigzag pattern. Named after Dura, an ancient Palestinian city famous for its vineyards since the Canaanites, who had called the city Adoraim, which means “two hills”.