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Keffiyeh (also seen as keffiyah[1] or kufiya[2]) were the traditional headcloths worn by inhabitants of Zakhara, Calimshan, the Arnaden region, and Anauroch.[3][4][5][6]


A keffiyeh covered the head and hung down the neck.[4] It was secured in place by a skullcap or turban,[4] which in Zakhara was called an agal[3] and in Anauroch an igal.[6] A keffiyeh served the practical purpose of protecting the head from the sun and the wind[4] and was often white to avoid absorbing heat.[6]

Length, color, and style varied considerably between tribes, cities, and even families.[3]


Price varied depending on quality: simple cloth keffiyeh sold for 3 cp and fine silk ones sold for up to 10 gp.[7]




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  1. 1.0 1.1 David "Zeb" Cook (December 1993). Book of Artifacts. (TSR, Inc), p. 12. ISBN 978-1560766728.
  2. 2.0 2.1 R.A. Salvatore (August 6, 2013). The Companions. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-6371-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 93. ISBN 978-1560763581.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 52. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  5. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 83. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Inside cover included in Ed Greenwood (November 1991). Anauroch. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 1-56076-126-1.
  7. Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 86. ISBN 978-1560763581.