Hejazi turban

The Hejazi turban (Arabic: عمامة) is a type of the Turban scarf headdress native to the region of Hejaz in modern-day Saudi Arabia.

It is but one version of Arabian turbans, that have been worn in the Arabian Peninsula from the pre-Islamic era to the present day.

Many Arab Historians claim that the Pre- and Post-Islamic Arabs of the Hijaz region such as the Quraish, Ansar, Qahtanites, Kindites, Nabateans, Qedarites, Adnanites, Himyarites, Lakhmids, Ghassanids, Arabian Jews etc. used to wear the Turban as opposed to the Shemagh which is popular today in the Arabian peninsula.


The Arabian "A'mama" is the white-colored one, worn by the Ulama and Imam of the 3 holy mosques, other mosques, judges and scholars.

An Orange or Dark Yellow version called the "Gabaana" is also worn in many places of the Hijaz nowadays but it's not Arabic in origion. It may also be Multicolored or Dark Red or Green in some places like Madina Munawwara. Sometimes it may also have a pointed cap in the middle like a Turkish Kalpak which shows the influence of the Ottoman Caliphate era.

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