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March 16, 2009

The Last Keffiyeh Factory in Hebron

West_bank French journalist Benoit Faiveley visits the last Palestinian Keffiyeh (the iconic headscarf made famous by Yasser Arafat) factory in Hebron on the West Bank.

Faced with Israeli military checkpoints, the complexity of exporting goods from the West Bank and now competition from Chinese Keffiyeh manufacturers, the factory might not outlive its 76-year-old owner

Made in Palestine

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Also: Chicago in the Negev desert

Un-related: The Serenity Prayer. (I didn’t realize it wasn’t written by Kurt Vonnegut)

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Hi there, any clue where we can buy the original keffiyeh made in Palestine? Me and some people are interested to help the oppressed Palestinian and this will be a good way to help. Thanks.

Posted by: John Hubstter at Apr 24, 2010 12:16:59 AM