How to Wear a Middle Eastern Scarf
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|The most common way to wear a scarf in the middle east and Asia is
khimar style. It is easy to do, beautiful, and comfortable.
It doesn't bind too much around the face, and allows the shoulders and
arms a full range of motion while at the same time, protecting the wearer
from the sun and non consensual viewing.
Khimar are also available ready made. Modern women and school
girls often opt for the Al Amira type that are already sewn into a sort
of conical tube that one can just slip on and go. Here are instructions
for wearing a regular large scarf khimar style.
You will need a large square or pashmina type of scarf.
How to Wear a Khimar
Center the scarf over your head so that one of the side borders runs across
Holding onto the border, tuck it behind your ears. To keep it secure
you can either pin the scarf in the back, or put a barette behind each
Move your hands, and let the sides fall naturally. You may need to
play with the folds at the sides of your head a bit to keep it from looking
asymmetrical or lumpy.
Lay your hands on the sides of your head, and slide them towards your chin.
Where your wrists meet is about where you should pin the scarf together.
Some people choose to put a pin on the outside, while others reach under
the scarf to pin it from the inside. Some even like to pin a cloth
bow here. It's your choice.
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