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A headdress worn by Arab men, consisting of a square of fabric fastened by a band round the crown of the head.
- ‘After all, people's anxiety about the kaffiyeh derives from politics, not from its aesthetic merits.’
- ‘At the head of the tomb is a photograph of Arafat with a kaffiyeh draped over it.’
- ‘The 51-year-old wore a white kaffiyeh and a white robe with square-rimmed glasses and a salt-and-pepper beard.’
- ‘A photographer wearing a kaffiyeh came and photographed them.’
- ‘But they don't wear keffiyehs, and don't traditionally view fresh water as wealth.’
- ‘Other journalists favor small sedans and camouflage themselves with kaffiyehs as they drive the streets.’
- ‘The bag pictures Arafat in his trademark kaffiyeh and uniform.’
- ‘In Jordan, Queen Rania wore a kaffiyeh and headed an official march.’
- ‘The agal is a length of cord which is used to bind the kaffiyeh to the head, usually several loops secure it.’
- ‘The black and white kaffiyeh is often associated with Fatah; the red and white with Hamas.’
- ‘Old Arab men wearing keffiyehs swayed on their canes as they talked to their Jewish friends inside the kibbutz grounds.’
- ‘He was all dressed up, wearing a suit and a kaffiyeh, he looked really respectable.’
- ‘I see an old man in a red kaffiyeh lying against the back wall.’
- ‘Nor does it matter whether he wears an army uniform, a three-piece suit or a kaffiyeh.’
- ‘The black cord that holds the kaffiyeh on one's head is called an ekal.’
- ‘The boys gathered around me, and the labourers removed their keffiyehs from their faces to talk.’
- ‘The keffiyeh is best known in the West as the head covering of choice of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.’
- ‘His trademark Palestinian headdress, the keffiyeh, which he adopted in 1956 as a radical student, made him immediately identifiable and became part of the myths he wove about his life.’
- ‘Most of the resistance fighters were peasants who traditionally wore kaffiyehs and lived in the mountains or small villages.’
- ‘One boy had his keffiyeh confiscated and I saw at least two boys arrested and handcuffed.’
Early 19th century: from Arabic keffiyya, kūfiyya.
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