Yellow Sand/Black Shemagh Arab Keffiyeh Neck Scarf - 100% cotton material. Desert Sand/Yellow & Black. Size 106.7cm x 106.7cm (inches). 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 Afghanistan and abroad. Retains heat and absorbs sweat in warm/hot conditions. Imported. The keffiyeh 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. Worn and known by Palestinians.