How To Tie a Shemagh (also known as Yashmag, Gutrah, Shmag and Keffiyeh)

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The Shemagh (pronounced “Schmog”) originated in the Middle East to protect the inhabitants from dust and sun. It is approximately 42″ x 42″.

The Shemagh has been adopted by military forces all over the world as a standard issue garment because of its sheer functionality. It’s an easy, convenient and effortless way to protect yourself from weather conditions.

That’s why so many people in the middle east are learning about how to tie a shemagh.

How to Tie a Shemagh

The everyday uses, and uses during a stressful situation, such as a natural disaster, would be invaluable. If any particulates remain in the air following:

  • An earthquake
  • A building collapse
  • A fire

And more, and you do not have a mask (I’d bet you won’t) you will have the face and head protection.

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If you find yourself without adequate shelter in the cold, the shemagh could provide additional insulation.

How To Tie A Shemagh

how to tie a shemagh


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