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kef·fi·yeh

or kaf·fi·yeh (kə-fē′ə)
n.
A square of cloth, often embroidered, traditionally worn as a headdress by Arab men, either by winding it around the head or by folding it into a triangle, draping it over the head, and securing it with an agal. Also called shemagh.

[Arabic kūfīya, from feminine of kūfī, of Kufa, Kufic, from al-Kūfa, Kufa, a city in central Iraq.]
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keffiyeh

(kɛˈfiːjə) ,

kaffiyeh

or

kufiyah

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a cotton headdress worn by Arabs
[C19: from Arabic, perhaps from Late Latin cofea coif]
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Translations
كوفية
kufiyyapalestinapañuelo palestino
keffiékeffieh
כאפיה
kefiah
arafatsjaal
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Hatoum's allusions to Palestine in Keffieh, 1993-99 (an iconic head scarf embellished with waves of human hair and lusciously draped inside a Plexiglas box), and Interior Landscape, 2005 (the country's map embroidered on a pillow and tossed onto a bed frame with barbed wire instead of springs), like-wise suggested personal intimacy and pain rather than a specific political point of view.
As if the soil sought protection in the two coffins and lovers, in the keffieh of the former and the poetry of the latter.
Kadhem Essaher Elkosayr, avec le drapeau algerien et le keffieh sur les epaules, a interprete un grand nombre de ses titres, repris en choeur par un public acquis.
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