The keffiyeh is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism. Its also commonly worn in Jordan and Saudi Arabia and represents Arab, Muslim, and Bedouin culture. Its is traditionally used as protection from the sun, dust, and sand.
You can support the last Palestinian keffiyeh production factory by ordering yours online from the source instead of cheaper imitations mass produced from China and other department stores.
Wearing a keffiyeh is not considered cultural appropriation if you are wearing it in solidarity with the liberation of the Palestinian people and purchase it from a Palestinian company.
Hirbawi is the last keffiyeh production factory in Palestine. Please check them out! There are many alternative styles and colors as well.