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it's easy to see how such a beautiful piece of clothing is so popular though, no? they're so visually appealing

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who cares what wears what for what reason... some people don't care anyway about looking ridiculous wearing this as a fashion statement... just whatever!

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it's weird seeing all these teens in the U.S, Europe wearing it as a "trend".. i live in the Middle East and almost every man here wears the shemagh so i would never wear it as ascarf or anything.. but i think it looks cute on some people..
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me like it......... where to buy??

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any alturnative shop ... i know in the uk they are everywere and i mean everywere

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This trend cracks me up….my dad has had a kahfiyah for as long as I can remember …I'm just waiting for the djellabea to take the trendsters by storm!! Could you imagine???
LOL, i think it'll be soo trendy just give it two more years, some stylish celeb will wear it first and then ppl will rave about it.. just look at that jingly scarf Shakira wore around her waist in whever wherever era, even mid-eastern ppl themsleves who invinted it wanted it more

u see the the funny thing is.. i live in a mid-eastern country and it's more of a traditional thing here, ppl never wear them as a political statment or any of that, but girls lately seemed to be wearing them too, u know not as a scarf but they make bags, flats, tops.. u name it from that fabric.. and to tell u the truth it doesnt look bad at all..
so it is litrally a "trend" all around the world, even the places people already wear them in since like the begging of time.

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what political statement are they trying to convey??? i dont get it... that they support yasser arafat?

anyway, i've got them in maroon&black n black&white.... i love the way it looks... plus no one in my city has worn them yet...

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That's me (on the left of course :p) twelve years ago, by the way. Back then in the middle 90s the Kahfiyah defintely WAS a political statement. Today I'm not so sure about that. But I still love the way it looks and since my opinion about the middle eastern politics haven't changed that much - esp. not these days! - I am thinking about wearing one again!
It's sad to hear that so many people wear it without knowing what it means. I hope Freja does!!!??? Fashion is so much more than just wearing something, because everyone else does - I'm sure I don't need to tell you


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The red-and-white is often associated with Jordan and socialism, the plain white is worn by the Saudi's, the plain green is associated with Islamism. The red is also often worn by civilian supportes of Hamas and some militant groups.
sorry MODS: I know you dont want this ton turn "political",but i must say,
Haha this is the most ridiculous thing ive ever heard,
first of all: where did you get ur info from?
THIS (koufiyyah) is a traditional dress that goes waay back- with NO political associations. The red and white is worn all over the middle east-including saudi, the white is also worn all over- its just a diff fabric- black/white is more worn in the north part of the middle east, NEVER heard of green, and for SURE it has NOTHING to do with "islamism"-, socialism or any militant groups. ITS JUST A TRADITIONAL ARABIC HEAD DRESS. JUST LIKE SCOTTISH KILTS. Case closed.

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thanks for the feedback unique

i've also never heard or seen the green version..
and the all white materials dont count as kahfiyahs at all

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the red one is great.. u can wear it so many different ways too

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sorry MODS: I know you dont want this ton turn "political",but i must say,
Haha this is the most ridiculous thing ive ever heard,
first of all: where did you get ur info from?
THIS (koufiyyah) is a traditional dress that goes waay back- with NO political associations. The red and white is worn all over the middle east-including saudi, the white is also worn all over- its just a diff fabric- black/white is more worn in the north part of the middle east, NEVER heard of green, and for SURE it has NOTHING to do with "islamism"-, socialism or any militant groups. ITS JUST A TRADITIONAL ARABIC HEAD DRESS. JUST LIKE SCOTTISH KILTS. Case closed.
I'm sure that it used to be that way, but times have changed

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i like that you can wear the scarf so many ways.

thanks for posting your pics ms jade.

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Thanks for explaining, now I feel no guilt wearing them, hehe~
I am so in love with the red ones.

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