Legend claims that one woman was spared when her chador
opened up like a parachute and she glided to safety.
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.
But ideologues in the regime disdain such fashion and prefer the all-enveloping chador
, which Ayatollah Khomeini called "the flag of the revolution.
namaz is a long, billowing dress in black or sombre-patterned fabric which is widely worn in Iran.
29, 150 students, including women in the head-to-foot chador
, protested in front of the French Embassy in Tehran shouting "Death to France
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.
When they arrived she was told to take off her chador
and given a T-shirt and some trousers.
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.