Chador


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Chador

 

a white, blue, or, sometimes, black covering in which Muslim women used to wrap themselves from head to foot when they left the house. Only the eyes remained uncovered. The criador was worn by a number of peoples in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and the Arab countries, including Yemen and Iraq. It was used mainly in the cities. The chador is still worn by some women in Iran, Afghanistan, and certain Arab countries.

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Solo le queda subirse el chador y fundirse en la masa.
At a Muslim women's centre last week volunteers, staff and clients spanned the full spectrum of Islamic dress from bare heads to full black chadors with only small slits for the eyes.
We are becoming liberated from the chador by the feet first.
Whenever he came into the alley Miriam Hanoum would quickly throw on her chador, gather up leftover mouldy bread and exchange it for a little salt, which Haidah's husband weighed on his scales.
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The black chador - ``worn only by those who want to disguise the fact they're overweight,'' sniffed one diet-conscious fashionable Iranian woman - is not compulsory of course, but concealing the hair is.
She longs to play with a boy named Hassan, as she does every day, but Mom and Grandma are measuring her for a floor-length black chador.
Apart from the chador, this is most often done with scarves and long overcoats called roopoosh or manteaux.