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Keffiyeh as face mask | by brownpau
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Keffiyeh as face mask

Refining my keffiyeh mask strategy for respiratory defense: tied "bandit"-style with a quadruple fold covering nose to chin and knotted at the bottom to seal off an air pocket. The quadruple fold and bottom knot are especially important, as the mask fabric is very thin, almost transparent, and must be multiple-layered to catch more fomites, while closing off the fringes keeps more moist air from escaping the fringes.

 

Reminder: masks are only one part of a multi-pronged pandemic response and must be combined with distancing and basic hygiene measures like handwashing and cleaning, to choke out viral spread and return life to normal faster.

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Taken on October 9, 2020