Shemagh, Arab Head Scarf, Kafiya, Ghutrah, Green & Black

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The Shemagh or kafiya also known as a Ghutrah, or Kufiya, is a standard Middle Eastern head wrap thought to have actually been established from the Arabic turban. Its main function is to secure the wearer’s head, face, eyes, and neck from the elements, consisting of the sun, wind, dust, and sand. It can also be put on around the neck as a scarf, and lately has become a popular fashion device.

Adopted by the British Special Air Service (SAS)  during World War II, the woven cotton scarves are popular today with coalition forces operating in Iraq and Afghanistan.

All our shemaghs are 100 % cotton and the colors are woven in as opposed to printed on the surface as is the case with some less costly (and inferior) items. Around 42″x42″.

This listing is for a Green & Black shemagh. We provide both traditional and tactical colors. If you do not see the color you want, call us an[amazon text=Amazon&cat=local&last=30&wishlist_type=Similar]d we will certainly list it for you.

Customer Reviews

Good all round scarf.

4 people found this helpful.
 on July 9, 2015
By Dusty1
I read a review that said, if you travel you need to have a Shemagh in your bag.

Cool item with multiple uses

One person found this helpful.
 on July 28, 2014
By Mike W.
I had never even heard of a Shemagh until one was recommended to me by a friend who had worn one in the service over in the Middle East. He suggested that it would make a nice, multi-use piece of clothing for backpacking and so I picked one up.


 on July 29, 2013
By Soulless Saint
This is a quality piece of gear for how little it weighs, how little room it takes up, and how much it comes in handy. Used it on a hike the other day and when we passed by a slow river we were bombarded by mosquitos. Just pulled this up over my head and at least I wasn’t getting bitten on my neck or having bugs in my ears. It has many other uses as well, of which others can explain better than I.

Its a buy

 on December 30, 2015
By Jack
I really like this product have had it for about a couple years it stays in my backpack until I need it I’ve pulled it out put water on it and placed on the back of my neck to keep myself cool. it has a million different uses actually created a shade one time for myself using two sticks and this shemagh. It’s high quality cloth tough enough for the roughest guy or gal. Cool design and they actually have other designs.

Good quality. I use these in the woods

 on November 19, 2015
By hotdogandasoda
Good quality. I use these in the woods. These are slightly thicker than the the ones a lady might wear as an accessory. The way to tell is looking at the tasseled ends. The longer tassels are on the thinner shemaghs, the shorter tassels are on thicker. It’s a slight difference but when you use these to keep warm, and want durability, it’s worth it to get the right one. I personally wouldn’t mind if they made even a bit more thicker version than this, maybe even Merino wool rather than cotton.

Very light and does the job well.

 on August 27, 2017
By Sean Phillip Kinney
Very light, and does the job well. Worked fine as a sun blocker. The material is very thin, so some of the survival components of the garnet (water filter, sling,…) might not be the strongest for.

Nice for outdoor work

 on July 22, 2014
By Mick1986
I have a love / hate relationship with Shemaghs. I love the fact they keep me from getting destroyed by the sun while keeping my yard under control. I hate the looks I get from my neighbors when I wear it. If you work outside and are looking for something to keep the sun off you, this is an excellent alternative. I buy them now and then and they last a long time for me. If you’re new to wearing these, use youtube to find videos on how to wear them (that’s what I did.)

Wonderfully Made

6 people found this helpful.
 on July 15, 2015
By Zachary Gates
Very comfortable, well made and warm. I do not regret this purchase at all. Only negative is that it smells a bit funky, but that’s expected.

Satisfied selection

 on April 25, 2016
By Noah
Good material: right thickness – thin enough to breath in warm weather, thick enough to block wind and mildly insulate in winter

Great Year Round Utility

 on February 14, 2014
By Josh Skaff
I have been wearing shemagh’s for years now, ever since my friend gave one to me upon his return from Afghanistan. I needed to replace my original one so I chose the shemagh from Voodoo Tactical.

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