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An Afghan Fashion Show

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood is Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...For nearly forty years, it was not possible to hold a fashion show in Afghanistan because of the Russian invasion of the country, civil wars, and the strict rule of the Taliban, who did not permit women to be seen in public. When...

The Afghan Woman’s “Chaadaree”

Undressing Religion : Commitment and Conversion from a Cross-Cultural Perspective

Berg, 2000

Book chapter

...Afghan women and their appearance are often the subject of human interest and human rights issues in Afghanistan (Daly, 1999). It is generally presumed that Afghan women’s appearance is not the primary issue of contention in Afghanistan...

The ‘Paarda’ Expression of Hejaab Among Afghan Women in a Non-Muslim Community

Religion, Dress and the Body : Dress, Body, Culture

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...The transliteration of all Afghan Dari terms follows Burhan and Gouttierre’s Dari for Foreigners.The variations of Muslim women’s head coverings are often seen by non-Muslims as essential markers of a woman’s personal, social and cultural...

Dress from the Gulf States: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates

Fadwa El Guindi

Fadwa El Guindi is at the University of Southern California. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wesam al-Othman

Wesam al-Othman

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The Khalij (Arab Gulf) dress that is characteristic of Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the Emirates shares the core code underlying dress and some aspects of form with Arab-Islamic dress in general. In the contemporary Arab Gulf region...

The Chadari/Burqa of Afghanistan and Pakistan

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood is Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The Afghan chadari, or burqa as it is also known, has become a global icon, but particularly with the period of Taliban influence in Afghanistan (1994–2001). For many in the non-Muslim world the chadari symbolizes the oppression of women...

The Shawl and the Head Cover

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...A draped, uncut length of cloth has been the basis of Indian male and female dress since the earliest times. This draped cloth has taken many forms, with the turban, sari, and dhoti having been the major components of dress across India...

Face Veils

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood is Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...A face veil is a separate garment that is used to cover all or part of the face, usually that of a woman. Ethnic and cultural origins often play a prominent role in whether a woman wears a face veil, and what type. Some groups have insisted...