head translate: رَأس, عَقْل, رَئيس, ناظِر / مُدير, مُقَدِّمة (الشَّيء), يَتّجِه إلى, يَرأس. Learn more in the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary. 10 May Headdresses are more than just an accessory for worship, as Middle Easterners of all religions use head coverings. Their style choice reveals loads of info about the wearer's nationality, status, and religion (as example, a Muslim man's head cover should enable his forehead to touch the ground during. Many Palestinian keffiyehs are a mix of cotton and wool, which facilitates quick drying and, when desired, keeping the wearer's head warm. The keffiyeh is usually folded in half (into a triangle) and the fold worn across the forehead. Often , the keffiyeh is held in place by a circlet of rope called an agal (Arabic: عقال , ʿiqāl).