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.
This Kufiya is named after the ancient city in the north of the historical Palestine. When we think about Tabariya we think about the blue lake of tiberias, the fish and the proud fishermen and -women. Accordingly Tabariya Kufiya shows a white fishing net on a blue and black background.
The design of this Kufiya found inspiration in the red and black beetle (Um Suleiman). Its natural beauty had a big influence in Arabic culture – in paintings, traditional and modern music (e.g. Tic Tic Um Suleiman from Fairuz), and in poetry.
And we honor the beetle with an original Kufiya, made in Palestine.