In an attempt to produce Alquds Kufiya we used the wrong yarn and this charming Kufiya was the result.
But, as we refuse all kinds of political attempts to substitute Alquds (Jerusalem) with the city of Abu Dis, we will not accept it on ourselves to dub this Kufiya with the name Alquds. Instead, we call it Abu Dis. Named after an ancient Palestinian city located in close proximity to the city of Jerusalem. It is charming and beautiful, but clearly and in plain sight, Abu Dis is not our Alquds!
Represented in enchanting Blue and Purple, the city of Bisan (بيسان), Canaanite for “home of gods”, now annexed by Israel, resides at the junction of the Jordan River and Jezreel Valleys, and is decorated by luscious green fields, trees, rivers and waterfalls, and ruins from as far as 3000 BCE.
Named after the world renowned South-African civil rights leader, the Mandela African Kufiya is woven in the Pan-African colours, Red, Yellow, Green and Black, as a commemoration of the common struggle of African nations for sovereignty and liberation from colonialism, with the human rights struggle against Israeli apartheid in Palestine.