New to the Souq: KHALIL | Arabic Coffee Cups Made in Palestine

We are SO excited to introduce these stunning Arabic coffee cups made in Palestine to the Pink Jinn Souq.

Hand-painted by Palestinian artisans, no two of these Arabic coffee cups are exactly the same. Each one is unique, bearing a beautiful blue and white olive branch design which is bound to spark conversation.

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The olive branch is culturally significant to Palestine, one of the fertile countries of the Levant famous for growing olives and producing olive oil. The olive branch has become an iconic motif in Palestinian crafts – not to mention its double significance as a symbol of peace.

Coffee – or qahwa – is practically an institution in the Middle East. It brings together families and communities and is a key element of the world famous tradition of Arabic hospitality. It’s about personal connection and sharing not just coffee, but conversation.

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Many people who stumble across the Pink Jinn Souq do so because they have a special connection with the Middle East. Perhaps you yourself have experienced Arabic hospitality in the form of coffee and dates (which are also especially delicious in Palestine – the home of the Medjool date!).

Perhaps you want to recreate this experience in your own home, or maybe you’re just looking for a beautiful reminder of your time in the region. Either way, let us take away the frustration of trying to get a suitcase full of souvenirs through Israeli Customs (if you’ve spent time in Palestine, you’ll know this can be tricky!).

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These cups were made in Khalil (the Arabic name for Hebron), a city on the southern West Bank, nestled in the Judean Mountains. It is one of the four Holy Cities of Islam, and its winding streets, flat-roofed houses and bustling bazaars give it that iconic Middle-Eastern-city image. Khalil is famous for its traditional, family-owned pottery workshops.

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At Pink Jinn, we believe in social impact and using business to drive positive change. A third of the profits from these coffee cups go to the Hands Up Foundation. They provide education for refugee children in the Bekaa Valley, salaries for health workers at a clinic in rural Aleppo, and prosthetic limbs to amputees on the Syrian-Turkish border.

So by buying a set of coffee cups, you’re not only supporting Palestinian artisans but also giving directly to help victims of the Syrian conflict.

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