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A headband worn by Bedouin Arab men to keep the keffiyeh in place.
- ‘Everyone was wearing a ghutra headscarf held in place by the round thick knotted agal cord.’
- ‘It is held in place with an agal, a thick, black woven band.’
- ‘Middle Eastern tourists, diplomats, in the Arabic ‘agal’ and ‘kufia’ can be seen everywhere in Geneva.’
- ‘The agal is an accessory constructed of cord which is fastened around the Keffiyeh (an Arab headdress) to hold it.’
- ‘Agals are most often black and may be made of wool, silk or synthetic cord.’
Mid 19th century: representing a Bedouin pronunciation of Arabic ‘iqāl bond, hobble.
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