Arab Scarf also known as keffiyeh (Arab), shmagh (Turkish), ghutrah or mashadah is a traditional headdress for Arab men made of a square of cloth (“scarf”), usually cotton, 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.
In current times, in the music video for the Nine Inch Nails single “Survivalism”, Trent Reznor can be seen wearing a keffiyeh, though the use of the keffiyeh in the video is appropriated in part to represent the Art is Resistance movement in the band’s promotional alternate reality game for its 2007 album Year Zero. And This is typically worn around the neck like a neckerchief, simply knotted in the front with the fabric allowed to drape over the back.
Here in Indonesia, Nidji, recently Glenn Fredly and other celebrities can be seen wearing Arabian Scarf. Even a girl like Astrid Artiasari wearing Arab Scarf.
Source: Wikipedia. Want to know how to wrap an Arab scarf? Click here
Astrid Artiasari - Arab Scarf28 October, 2008 | Labels: Astrid Artiasari