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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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The controversy began when a government website posted a photograph of Joneidi, who earned a doctorate from Harvard in comparative law and international commercial arbitration, wearing the long black chador, exposing only her face.
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Since dressing in a full chador is not the British custom she wondered if women could still claim to choose it out of modesty.
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Back in New York, Neshat began to produce sensual and elegant, black-and-white photographs depicting herself and female friends dressed in dark chadors.
In the next few years the Khomeini forces ousted the liberals and leftists in the coalition and very early enacted a number of "Islamic" measures, including the abrogation of the Family Protection Law and the institution of a rule that women must cover their heads, necks and hair and wear either a chador or loose clothing over their entire bodies.
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