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

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Amazon Price: $9.01 (as of June 25, 2018 12:10 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

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

Cool item with multiple uses

 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.

As expected but NOT colorfast at all

 on July 13, 2015
As described. I like the Blackhawk brand better though. Is a thin cotton material. The color is definitely NOT set in and I thought the water would never run clean. That is my only complaint, I wish they would be colorfast. I see no reason for them to NOT be colorfast. I read up on a process that is supposed to help make it colorfast so I will try it but it will suck if the color bleeds at every wash and yes I hand washed in cold water. I believe to colorfast they say to add salt and vinegar to the water so I guess I will try that. If anyone has a better tip please let me know. Thanks! Now to learn how to put this thing on lol


 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.

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.

Perfect for my hunting needs!

 on May 2, 2016
By Warren G
I bought this shemagh for hunting and camping, and it’s perfect. It’s nice and big, with a light weave that will shade you and still keep you cool. Given that I hunt and camp in Texas, and humid summers can bring out nasty biting bugs, this keeps them off my face very well. It also absorbs sweat, which helps keep moisture out of my eyes as I’m peering through my scope trying to bring down hogs.

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.

Great Quality

 on May 28, 2014
By Courageous
This is really quality work! Really big and the green is so pretty. Bleed a ton but that’s to be expected. I filled the sink with cold water and a drop of dish soap left it sit for an hour and rinsed it out. I recommend this to anyone who wants a really beautiful scarf that is soft and warm. It is also big enough to look nice looped around your neck unlike cheap fashion scarfs that are not substantial enough.

Wonderfully Made

 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.

Great quality at a great price!

 on December 21, 2013
By Charlie T.
I gave this shemagh 5 stars because honestly I wasn’t expecting much for $8 shipped. When it arrived it was packaged extremely well and did not smell like some of the other reviews stated. There was a sticker on it suggesting it was made in Pakistan and the quality is outstanding. This is the first shemagh I own and am currently looking at other colors through the same seller. Thanks for the great product!

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