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    Marie N.
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    I noticed on television that most Middle Eastern men who wear scarves wear either a white scarf or a red and white scarf. Is there any significance to the color of these scarves?

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    Name : Marie N., Gender : F, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 37, City : Beaufort, State : SC Country : United States, Social class : Middle class, 
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    PaintedBird
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    A tradition within Islam is that men should cover their heads. Gulf Arabs and Iraqis tend to wear either all-white or red-and-white-checked ghutras. Some Egyptians and Palestinians prefer black-and-white checked head coverings, or none at all. Some men in Lebanon and Syria, mostly old villagers, still wear the tarboush (fez). It’s mainly a matter of personal preference, with a little cultural identity thrown in. In secular Arab societies, more men go bareheaded. As far as I know, the color doesn’t matter. The material does, though. They’re always cotton, since it’s considered unmanly to wear silk.

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    Name : PaintedBird, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Agnostic, Age : 48, City : Orange County, State : CA Country : United States, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Upper middle class, 
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    Sara28314
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    Nope! Your scarf can be any color.

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    Name : Sara28314, City : Des Moines, State : IA Country : United States, 
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    Kala27590
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    A lot of times the colour of the scarf is representative of a specific tribe they may be a part of or political association.

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    Name : Kala27590, Gender : F, Religion : Muslim, Age : 25, City : Toronto, State : NA Country : Canada, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, 
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