Arab scarf, Arafat scarf, Desert Scarf. What ever you call it. It's chic and practical.
It's called Keffiyeh or Shemagh, This is my newest accessory and a must-have whenever I travel. Very useful and practical. I bought a Keffiyeh/Shemagh because I need something to cover my neck and nape when I am shooting outdoors and taking photos under the sun. I can also use this during long travels - e.g. going home to the province, camping, and simply for "extravagance and fashion" purposes. Hehe.
The keffiyeh (Arabic: كوفية, kūfīyä; plural: كوفيات, kūfīyāt) is also known as a shmagh, shemagh or yashmag ( شماغ, šmāġ), a ghutra ( غترة, ġuträ) or a hatta ( حطّة, ḥaṭṭä), and is a traditional headdress of 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. -(wikipedia.org)
It comes in different colors and patterns. I'm planning to buy a couple more. Wear it just like a giant bandana. ---No, I'm not going to wear it like this.
Researching for my Keffiyeh over the Internet, I came across this interesting:
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