by Dr John Dee on 06/08/08 at 9:43 am
As part of their 125 year anniversary celebrations, Bristol Rovers are pleased to announce the latest in a hot new line of leisure wear. The Black Arab Scarf.
Traditional desert Arab head dress, which evolved from turbans in ancient times. Essential for protecting the eyes, nose, mouth, ears and face from sand. Can also be used as a neck warmer or hand towel. Scarf is high quality stitch. Worn by soldiers in Iraq and Afganistan and abroad. Retains heat and absorbs sweat in warm/hot conditions. Imported.
Thekeffiyeh is also known as a shmagh, shemagh or yashmag, a ghutra or a hatta, and is a traditional headdress of Arab men, made of a square of cloth ("scarf"), folded and wrapped in various styles around the head. It is commonly found in 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.