The Kerchief/Shemagh

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The Kerchief/Shemagh

Postby Harper » Sat May 14, 2016 12:31 am

I guess I have problems calling it a "kerchief" but...




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Re: The Kerchief/Shemagh

Postby Kortoso » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:17 am

I thought that we had another thread where we explored kerchiefs and the like.
But this topic will do.

As you know, I am across the sea now, in a tropic land. Daytime temperatures have been rising to 100F regularly.
I have a cotton Japanese tenugui as a memento of one of my other adventures. I keep it wrapped around my neck to soak up sweat and when I'm really hot, I can soak it in water and wrap it around my neck to cool off. If you've seen The Seven Samurai and some other movies, you've seen how it has a variety of uses.

Here's a fun fact: the ancient Romans had a similar item called the focale which served similar purposes.

A Ranger's neck-tie? :P
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Re: The Kerchief/Shemagh

Postby Iodo » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:53 pm

WOW :mrgreen: quite honestly i've never stopped to think of how useful something as simple as a piece of cloth could be. Thankyou for the post Kortoso, I have already added one to my kit :P
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Re: The Kerchief/Shemagh

Postby Elleth » Thu May 03, 2018 2:05 pm

Hunh... now that I think on it, I'm a little surprised I don't recall seeing kerchiefs in medieval manuscript illustrations - lady's head coverings excepted. They're so handy I'd expect they'd be common, especially amongst field laborers and shepherds and such.

.. now I'm curious what they did when wiping their brow, cleaning dirt from their hands, and so forth. Hunh.
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