#QTip: What do the different colors and patterns of the Ghitra mean?

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What do the different colors and patterns of the Ghitra mean? In this week’s #QTips episode, we’re talking about the colors of the headdress worn by Qatari men – the Ghitra!

It’s also known as the Shemagh and Keffiyeh.

Some people associate the different ghitra patterns with tribes, that’s actually just a myth. There’s no pattern that belongs to a specific tribe like how different ‘houses’ in Scotland have their own kilt patterns.

Officially, the only colors worn by arab men is White, White on White, Red and White (Common in GCC as well as Jordan and Iraq), Black and White (most common in Palestine), and Green and White (historically worn in Iraq).

If you’re interested in learning different ways of wearing the Ghitra, check out our other QTip!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DONjerTrOeI

More episodes:
Ghitra Cobra style – https://youtu.be/LczFR4hr5ag
Gahfiya – https://youtu.be/XfghWpcFN5w
Igal – https://youtu.be/YpnCePD17z8
Ways to wear the Ghitra – https://youtu.be/DONjerTrOeI

This episode is brought to you by Talabat! The leading delivery app in the region goes local with its ‘+974’ (Made in Qatar) collection which highlights national products and services. To find out which Made in Qatar brands are available on Talabat, check out the “+974” collection on the app.
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Filmed and edited by Timothy J. Carr
Created by Khalifa Al Haroon “Mr. Q”

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Comments

Anush Aras says:

your cartoon references tells me that you are truely a man of culture Habibi

Hamza Afzal says:

Why do some people not wear the agal on their ghitrah

Doc Jun Channel says:

Happy viewer and supporter here po sir idol

Muhammad Al-Jawiyah says:

What does the Green and White color mean?

Muhammad Al-Jawiyah says:

Assalamu Alaikum Mr Q/Khalifa.
Where do you buy that Gucci Ghitra?

Iness Iness says:

Love this channel! Can you please let us know if Qatar has it own brands (clothes, make up, etc…) ? I've heard about Qela. Thanks

Excontinental Mapping says:

Why don't religious clergy wear an Egal?

Pablo Diez says:

I am moving to Doha with my family and your videos are a MUST for us. Thank you really much for bringing us closer to our new culture, people, traditions…. Please increase the frequency of your valuable teaching.

Rashid Alhassoun says:

in Palestine, the black and white were only worn after the first intifada. it's not part of Palestinian culture but it's just worn to show resistance against the occupation. also, the story behind the red ghutra is interesting. when the British colonized what is modern-day Jordan and Palestine at that time the people were one there was no such thing as Palestinian or Jordanian. but the British wanted to separate so when they split the land they made the Jordanians were a red ghutra so they could differentiate between the two groups. so the red ghutra became common and spread throughout the gulf. but im palestinian and my grandfathers always wore thobes with ghutras and igal.

Umar Bajri says:

Gahfiya Ghitra Igal

Cristiano Carvalho says:

Since I moved into Qatar I learned so much from your channel . Increase the frequency pleeeeaaaasssse

Priscilla Nicholina Pandazis says:

you still didnt explain what the red/White ghitra means

Steve Laminack says:

How much more is the Gucci than a normal Ghitra? Man your English is perfect. I wish my Arabic (learning) was 1/10 as good as your English.

Mohammad Anas says:

Please make a video on HOW RELIGIOUS IS QATAR?

Mr. Q - iLoveQatar.net says:

We had to repost and lose all the views and posts because the editing team made a mistake. Sorry about that !
The Ghitra is also known as the Shemagh and Keffiyeh.

Some people associate the different ghitra patterns with tribes, that's actually just a myth. There's no pattern that belongs to a specific tribe like how different 'houses' in Scotland have their own kilt patterns.

Officially, the only colors worn by arab men is White, White on White, Red and White (Common in GCC as well as Jordan and Iraq), Black and White (most common in Palestine), and Green and White (historically worn in Iraq).

If you're interested in learning different ways of wearing the Ghitra, check out our other QTip!



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