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Agal (accessory)

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Agal (accessory)

A Bahraini man wearing agal.

The agal (Arabic: عقال‎, ‘iqāl: "bond" or "rope"), also spelled iqal, egal or igal, is an accessory worn usually by Arab men. It is a black cord, worn doubled, used to keep the ghutrah in place on the wearer's head.[1]

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. Second Edition, 1989.
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