Qu'est ce qu'un Keffieh et comment la porter ? - My Qamis Homme

What is a Keffiyeh and how to wear it?

In this article we will talk about the history of the Keffiyeh

The origin of the Keffiyeh:

The origin of the Keffiyeh:

The Keffiyeh originated in the Middle East , more specifically in the Persian Gulf countries such as Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine or by the Kurds, Assyrians and Bedouins.

The usefulness of the Keffiyeh:

Originally, this headdress or scarf was a traditional outfit which was intended in particular for peasants to protect themselves from the sun and sand. Moreover, it was previously also a sign of distinction. Indeed, the peasants wore this Keffiyeh while the townspeople wore the tarbouche to differentiate themselves from the Arab peasants.

The Keffiyeh, a symbol for the palestinian cause

The black and white Keffiyeh has become a symbol for the freedom of Palestine . During the Arab revolt in 1936-1939 against the English in Palestine, Palestinian resistance fighters wore the Keffiyeh so as not to be recognized by the English. Indeed, this headdress made it possible to conceal his face . After these events, keffiyeh wearers were considered as opponents, so the whole population began to wear the keffiyeh, even the townspeople who removed their tarbouche to support the resistance fighters.

The Keffiyeh nowadays:

A common costume item:

The Keffiyeh has become over time an indispensable part of their outfit, especially in Arab countries . In particular by the Saudi and Emirati leaders.

A symbol of pride:

For many, wearing the keffiyeh is synonymous with support for Palestine , but also with protest. It is also a source of pride to wear this traditional Arab accessory.

What is a keffiyeh?

A keffiyeh is a traditional Arabic headdress that a man puts on his head to cover his hair. It can also be worn as a scarf.

The most common color is black and white followed by red and white.

The black and white keffiyeh is also called the Palestinian keffiyeh due to its historical use during the Arab Revolt .

The keffiyeh is a traditional Arabic-style scarf, often worn by men in Arab countries and the Middle East. It is usually made from cotton or wool, and it is usually white or black in color, but there are other colors as well. The keffiyeh is often folded and tied in such a way as to cover the head and neck, protecting against the sun's rays and heat. It is also often used as a symbol of Arab culture and Arab identity. In some areas, it is also worn as a sign of solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

Cultural significance:

The keffiyeh has become a symbol of Arab culture and Arab identity , representing national pride, resistance and solidarity . It is often associated with national liberation movements and the struggle for independence . It is also considered a symbol of the Middle East region and Arab culture .

 

Type of color and pattern variations of keffiyehs:

Keffiyehs are usually made from cotton or wool, and they are usually white or black in color, but there are other colors as well. The patterns and designs on the keffiyeh also vary depending on the region it comes from, with some including geometric designs, floral designs, or tribal designs.

How to wear the keffiyeh?

  • The Palestinian style:

The Palestinian style is the most common and involves folding the keffiyeh in half to form a triangle, then tying it around the head, leaving one corner hanging down the side.

  • The Jordanian style:

The Jordanian style is similar to the Palestinian style, but the keffiyeh is folded in half to form a rectangle and then tied around the head leaving the two corners hanging to the side.

  • The Saudi style:

The Saudi style is to fold the keffiyeh in half to form a triangle, then tie it around the head, letting the longer corner hang to the side.

  • The Syrian style:

The Syrian style involves folding the keffiyeh in half to form a triangle, then tying it around the head, letting the shorter corner hang to the side.

It is important to note that how to wear a keffiyeh can vary by region and personal preference.

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