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- Multi-purpose scarf arrives packaged with handy instructional booklet.
- 100% Cotton
- Hand wash, line dry
- Stitched pattern (rather than printed)
- Available in lots Colors and different patterns. Also comes in different sizes
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This Mato & Hash (Formally Known as Toma Hash) multi-purpose 100% Cotton, Multi-Tactical Arabian Keffiyeh Shemagh is ideal for all weather conditions. Great for keeping you cool on hot summer days, and will shield your head and neck from the sun, sand, and/or wind. The shemagh also keeps your face and hands dry. Used By Military Soldiers In Afghanistan, Iraq & Worldwide. Can Also Be Used As A Neck Warmer Or Hand Towel. Extremely Fashionable & Popular. A 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. Works Well As Alternative Winter Headwear, Particularly In Areas With Snow And Strong Winds.
- Package Dimensions: 10.2 x 5.4 x 2.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00OPA7P22
- Item model number: 3PK Black/Gold CA2100 - 2
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 20, 2014
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1) The base-layer cotton material is very lightweight with a thread count/inch of around 10. I am speculating that this is by design to allow the material to be highly breathable (note that one usage is to prevent dust/sand from entering the noes/mouth). An artifact of the low thread count/inch is that the material snags somewhat easily.
2) Initial inspection showed that the material had an odor that I am attributing to the dye. The odor was annoying enough that I opted to hand wash the Shemagh.
3) Hand washing was the correct technique. There was a great deal of dye that washed off and it would have certainly stained any other item had I washed it together with something else. I actually had to hand wash several times to remove most (but not all) of the dye. While there is still an odor, it is slight and easily tolerable.
4) Keep in mind that I am a Shemagh "newbie": I originally thought that the primary purpose of the Shemagh was simple protection from the sun (keep the sun off the head and back of the neck). It actually does much more: acts as a mini visor to keep the sun out of your eyes and also acts as eye black to further reduce glare. b) is a multi-purpose head wear where you can optionally use the face mask, use it as a scarf only (retain heat in cold weather and wet it for evaporation in hot weather.
I'm compelled to confess that I have little knowledge of Middle East culture, so I was hesitant to try a Shemagh; however, I have a couple of military friends who swear by a Shemagh so I opted to give it a try and see what all the fuss was about. I am very happy that I overcame my initial bias and gave it a try. I am so impressed with it that I plan to purchase another in the future, although I am going to look for one made of thicker material (if it even exists).
It also generates a surprising number of compliments as a fashion item, and has, on more than one occasion, caused people in New York City to assume I'm French. Being English I'm not sure how to take that, but I think it's a compliment...
All in all, I love it and will buy another the second it wears out.