Do you know how to tie a shemagh scarf for fashion wear? The traditional arab scarf is known as a shemagh scarf, or keffiyeh (kufiya), or ghutra, or the Arafat scarf as it was often worn by the Palestinian politician Yasser Arafat.
The shemagh scarf used to help people to hide from the sun, protect eyes and mouth from winds and sand. Originally it was made of wool or cotton. Usually, the traditional coloring of the shemagh scarf is black and white or red and white. The black and white keffiyeh is widely spread in Palestine, and red and white keffiyeh in Somalia and Jordan where they are often decorated with a fringe. The longer the fringe is, the more expensive the scarf is and the higher the person’s status is. Now shemagh scarves are produced in various colors, and people wrap their necks with them for fashion. The shemagh scarf is one of the scarves that is associated with manliness, strength and militancy. So this accessory has gained its popularity among men on both sides of the globe.
There are many ways of tying the shemagh scarf on the neck for fashion wear. One is known to anyone: it’s when you fold a shemagh into a triangle and wrap it around your neck, with the point of the triangle in the center of your chest. Look at the video instruction on tying the shemagh scarf in this traditional way.
So, let’s start with 2 more unique ways to tie your shemagh for everyday.
The first style of tying a shemagh scarf is known as «Western» style.
What clothing style is best suited for wearing a shemagh? In general, it is defined by its origin. The shemagh scarf is a good fit for jeans, military and safari style and biker wear.