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It is fashioned from a square scarf , and is usually made of cotton. Toward the end of the s, the keffiyeh became a fashion accessory in the United States and, during the s, it became very popular among teenagers in Tokyo, Japan , where it is often worn with camouflage -style clothing. During his sojourn with the Marsh Arabs of Iraq, Gavin Young noted that the local sayyids —"venerated men accepted [ Many Palestinian keffiyehs are a mix of cotton and wool, which facilitates quick drying and, when desired, keeping the wearer's head warm.
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They are often worn for religious purposes; for example, Muslims believe that the Islamic prophet Muhammad used to keep his head covered, therefore making it mustahabb i. When worn by itself, the taqiyah can be any color. However, particularly in Arab countries, when worn under the keffiyeh headscarf, they are kept in a traditional white. In the United States and Britain , taqiyas are usually referred to as " kufis ". In North Africa, particularly Tunisia, men cover their heads with the chechia Sha-shi-ya hat which is handmade from wool.
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