Wholesale Military Shemaghs
The shemagh is a traditional arab headdress/scarf worn by arab men of a square of cloth, it is folded and wrapped in many various unique styles around the head. Shemaghs are found in arid and dry climates to provide protection for direct sun exposure as well as dust and wind. The woven design originates from ancient Mesopotamia (referring to either fish nets or ear of grain). The shemagh is also known as a keffiyeh, (ya)shmagh, ghutrah, hattah, mashadah, military shemagh, middle eastern keffiyah or arab kefiya. The keffiyeh is usually folded in half, into a triangle, and the fold is worn across the forehead. Often, the keffiyeh is held in place by a black rope circlet, called an agal. Some wearers wrap the keffiyeh into a turban, while others wear it loosely draped around the back and shoulders. The shemagh is known as a traditional desert Arab head dress, which evolved from turbans in ancient times. The shemagh is essential for protecting the eyes, nose, mouth, ears and face from sand and elements during windy and desert conditions. It is also used as a neck warmer or hand towel. Military shemagshs are worn by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and abroad throughout the middle east. Retains heat and absorbs sweat in warm/hot conditions. The middle eastern neck scarf is very popular amongst arabs and bedouins. Similiar to: the karma and Cambodian scarf and Tagelmust scarves. Military Shemaghs are also known as black army scarfs, Arabic fashionable clothing, red Keffiyeh scarves, arab scarves, middle eastern keffiyehs, arab turbans, Palestinian shemaghs, head tie arab neck scarf, desert scarf wrap, buy tactical shemaghs, Indian ghutra head cover, Keffiyah turbans, Military kefiyeehs, desert Arab headdress hat, Muslim kaffiyeh, Fashion shemaghs, Wear head tie shameghs, mashadah, hattah, ya-shmagh, etc. Military Shemaghs are commonly misspelled as arme arab keffiyeh, etc.
Living in New York City I am regularly presented with the newest and hottest fashion trends of the time. Recently I have noticed people of all ages and races wearing shemagh’s also know as a keffiyeh. What was once generally limited to arid climate areas to provide protection from direct sun exposure, as well as for occasional use in protecting the mouth and eyes from blown dust and sand has now become a fashion trend among the general public. Exotic colors of all variety have come about including Red/Black, Tan/Black, Black/White and much more creating a frenzy among fashion enthusiasts.
Many people might ask when and where did the shemagh emerge from. Well as mentioned above it started out as an important article of clothing in arid climates. It would later turn into the main symbol of Palestinian nationalism. Palestinians have claimed that the shemagh is more then a piece of cloth but a “symbol of their pride and class struggle.” They have also been worn by soldier’s around the world and during multiple military campaigns such as in Vietnam in the 1960’s, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Use of the shemagh by military’s dates back to pre World War II. The shemagh has made quite a come back with western cultures during the last few years due to its widespread presence in magazines, movie, TV shows, and fashion shows. Even big name retailers have started adding the scarves to there collection.
When deciding if you should purchase a Shemagh or not you should remember that they are very comfortable to wear due to the fact they are generally constructed out of 100% cotton. They retain heat in the cold and absorbs sweat in warm/hot conditions. They can either be worn around the head, or simply around the neck as you would wear a regular scarf. Last but not least who doesn’t like looking good and staying comfortable at the same time?
Also know as (ya)shmagh, ghutrah, hattah, keffiyeh, chafiye, cemedani, sudra or mashadah.
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