Daily Archives: March 28, 2009
Free Stuff Saturday: Win a Free Arab Keffiyeh
The last contest had a pretty good response considering it was just a cheap necklace. I put it through Random.org and the winner was Sherry from Malaysia, who ironically enough runs the website ILuvContest.com. I’ll be sending it out in about a week, Sherry.
This week’s contest is something I picked up in Jordan. All over the Arab world you’ll see men wearing the traditional headdress: the keffiyeh. I’ve seen many different styles and methods of wearing it. The most formal seems to be with the black wool band, called an agal, holding it in place. Some Bedouin just wrapped it on their head without the benefit of the agal. In addition to use by Arabs, it was adopted by the British military because of its very practical use as a scarf. Something similar looking to this is also what got Rachel Ray into a big controversy with her Dunkin Donuts commercial.
The particular one I’m offering is Jordanian with a wool agal.
All you have to do to win is to leave a comment saying which Arab country you would like to visit if you won an all expense paid trip. For the purposes of the contest, we’ll use the list of countries from the Arab League: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen. Please note that “none” is not an acceptable answer if you want to play along.
I’ll close comments in about 5 days and pick a winner.