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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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Women rarely venture into the city, and when they do they wear burqas or chaddars which envelop them completely, with a cloth mesh covering the face.
In emergency or desperate situations, men, usually the husbands, had to act as intermediaries between the female patients and the doctors, holding chaddars (sheets) with holes, so that the men doctors could push their hands through.
A randomized controlled trial of insecticide treated bednets and chaddars or top sheets, and residual spraying of interior rooms for the prevention of cutaneous leishmanaisis in Kabul, Afghanistan.