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  Chador   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A chador (in Persian: چادر; Châdor) is an outer garment worn by women; it is one possible way in which a Muslim woman may follow the hijab dress-code.
Chador is mostly used by the (older) women in rural Iran.
A chador covers the wearer from head to toe, leaving only her hands and part, or all, of her face exposed.
chador.kiwiki.homeip.net   (281 words)

  
 An open letter to Ayatollah Rafsanjani
Chador was originated from the Sassanid court, most probably on the behest of the kings themselves, in order to hide their numerous young and pretty wives—who were hand-picked by the court officials from throughout the country (Karnamak-e Anousheravan)—from their numerous young sons, who often were attracted to their stepmothers.
At any rate, chador never became popular in Iran, and indeed was unknown to common people till the Safavid period when it was imposed on women in many parts of Iran—more or less for the same reason as in Sassanid court.
And probably sensing the possibility of being asked then why she was wearing a chador, she immediately added, "I personally like chador." What is interesting here is that your daughter didn't say she wore chador because it was decreed by our faith.
www.payvand.com /news/00/dec/1147.html   (1359 words)

  
 Chador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Before the modern revival of the chador, fl was eschewed for its connotations of death and funerals; white or printed fabrics were preferred.
A headscarf, let alone the chador, prejudiced the chances of advancement in work and society not only of working women but also of men, who were increasingly expected to appear with their wives at social functions.
Fashionable hotels and restaurants refused to admit women with chador, schools and universities actively discouraged the chador, although the headscarf was tolerated.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Chador   (951 words)

  
 The Iranian: News & Views
The four women, who won election on the reform ticket in last month's polls, say a scarf concealing their hair and a long coat is sufficent to meet the requirements of Iran's Islamic dress code, the Ham-Miham newspaper said.
The Islamic dress code is not limited to the chador in Islamic law or in our traditions," she said.
So far, women continue to wear the chador in the legislative body even though it is not considered obligatory outside.
www.iranian.com /News/2000/March/chador.html   (353 words)

  
 The Hindu : Metro Plus Chennai / Shopping : Assam attraction
The mekhla chador, a prized possession of an Assamese bride, is a wonderful variation of the sari.
The mekhla is a cross between a sarong and a lungi and the chador is worn with a crisscross pleat down the front to show off the ornate design woven along the pallavs.
The mekhla chadors and saris will be available at Shilpi, Nungambakkam, from December 3 onwards and at Shilpi, Alwarpet, from December 11 onwards, 10 a.m.
www.hindu.com /thehindu/mp/2004/12/02/stories/2004120200210200.htm   (258 words)

  
 Chador Etiquette (2 of 2) - Kuwait - BootsnAll.com
After the 15 most self-conscious minutes of my life, I finally noticed that most women wore their chador pulled over the head, much like one does when pulling their coat over them in the rain.
After a week in Kuwait, it made perfect sense to me that the curve of a woman's neck would be considered too provocative a sight and had to be concealed under yet another veil.
Jihan was a full 9 inches shorter than me. Pulled up over my head as it now was, her chador barely covered my butt.
www.bootsnall.com /travelstories/me/feb01chador2.shtml   (972 words)

  
 Al-Ahram Weekly | More than liberation from the chador   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The chador is a large piece of fl material used to cover the entire body except the face and hands.
In the early 1980s, women not wearing the chador were not allowed into their workplaces, schools and universities.
By introducing the chador, the revolution freed women from being treated as sex objects, or sacked because of their looks.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /1998/380/re6.htm   (956 words)

  
 Romance of the Chador: An Iranian Exile's Silent Movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Neshat's videos might be described as star vehicles for the chador (literally, "tent"), the traditional veil of Iran, a square of fl fabric that falls from head to toe and looks conveniently dramatic on film.
For this reason alone, it's hard not to view her work in political terms -- it is always reminding you that Iran is a repressive place where a woman must cloak her body and, in public, can't smoke or even hold hands with a man other than her husband or a close relative.
Her women are basically Emma Bovary in a chador, hopeless romantics whose overly intense temperaments you suspect would get them into hot water in any country.
www.library.cornell.edu /colldev/mideast/neshat.htm   (2173 words)

  
 Chador Etiquette (1 of 2), Christine Michaud, Iraq Travel Stories, Kuwait, Middle East, Middle East Travel Stories | ...
In addition to the standard chador (a large fl cloak and head covering), they wore a fl gauze that completely covered their faces and gloves that prevented any sight of their hands.
Like fl ghosts, they silently floated away down the narrow alley, leaving but the scent of their expensive perfume to be remembered.
She then helped me put on the chador and had me turn to the full length mirror.
www.bootsnall.com /articles/01-02/chador-etiquette-1-of-2.html   (1217 words)

  
 Iran Daily
Elaborating on her design, Fatemeh Jenabi said that the newly designed chador can be used by nurses, physicians and police as a formal dress in different colors.
Jenabi pointed out the present form of the chador used by Iranian women has not been properly designed because the women are obliged to hold their chador with both their hands.
Jenabi intended to design a chador without imitating models used in other countries and also remove the shortcomings of the veil which is currently in use.
www.iran-daily.com /1383/2111/html/art.htm   (1449 words)

  
 The Chador: A Western Woman's Perspective: Thoughts About The Muslim Dress Code For Women From A North American ...
To comply with the code, Muslim women often wear a chador, an outfit that includes a long, loose robe known as an abaya and a veil covering the hair (but not necessarily the face).
Whether the burqa, chador or simple headscarf, though, these garments are frequently perceived as a sign of women’s oppression under Islam.
She doesn’t mention, however, that in some Islamic countries wearing a chador or even a burqa is a legal obligation, not an option.
www.urbanmozaik.com /2002.march.issue/mar02_fea_chador.html   (1370 words)

  
 Chador - Prayer Outfit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is a chador works great as a prayer outfit, using lightweight cotton material; or as a general everyday outfit, using lightweight silky polyester…or other fabric of your choice.
The front of the chador needs to be cut shorter than the back.
You should be able to pull the chador over your forehead to cover you hair.
www.modestclothes.com /patterns_files/prayeroutfit.htm   (256 words)

  
 The Modern Magazine for Persian Celebrations, Cuisine, Culture & Community
A Chador worn by females is usually a fl cloth which conceals the body but leaves the face free; it is one possible way in which a Muslim woman may follow the Hejab dress code.
CHADOR IN POETRY: In his poem entitled Silencers, the Canadian poet Colin Ward from Winnipeg sees the Chador as a tool which reduces the body to Anthracite (a very hard type of coal which burns slowly and produces a lot of heat with very little smoke and a small flame):
In their courageous and very outspoken poems, the poets protested the wearing of Chador due to the facts that it limits the social activities and performances of the females.
www.persianmirror.com /community/writers/MSN/2006/ChadorIranian.cfm   (658 words)

  
 Emancipation under the veils
No way will I put on the chador.” Elaheh Koulaï, a university professor elected to parliament as a representative of Tehran in the February 18, 2000 legislative elections, unleashed a political storm when she made this quasi-revolutionary proclamation.
Since the advent of the Islamic Republic in 1979, all women holding official positions have worn the chador, the long, fl fabric covering that conceals the entire body from head to toe.
Fatemeh Khatami (no relation to the president) was elected to parliament in Mashhad, not far from the Afghan border, even though she does not wear the chador, an unprecedented event in the provinces.
www.unesco.org /courier/2000_06/uk/doss13.htm   (1167 words)

  
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Ooo." Pretending to be demented with pain, I lurched deep into the Chador.
party." The voice from the other Chador was a flanged saxophone, but I could swear it had a Texas accent.
The crowd did a 9.1 Richter lurch and the other Chador pitched onto my LEFT toe, maybe denting the steel.
www.wps.com /FidoNet/source/Fido-FidoNet/Fido-pre-12/chador.TXT   (1092 words)

  
 Muslim girls interviewing with chador. - Student Doctor Network Forums
Don't know about the chador, but you'd be best off by asking the adcom offices if they allow it.
And it's not that I'm against people wearing something for their beliefs, but if your job is something that's going to require you to wear something else, you might as well show that you're not so tied to your clothes that you can't give it up for your job.
The chador is also a form of hijab; in other places it is called a burka.
forums.studentdoctor.net /showthread.php?t=327779   (1896 words)

  
 Life Under The Chador | BBC World Service
Veiled in their chadors, many women in Iran maintain a traditional appearance.
However beneath their head-to-toe dress these are women of the 21st century, in many cases educated, articulate Muslims who are determined to play their role in Iranian society.
Covering Up The chador is worn by a large number of women in Iran.
www.bbc.co.uk /worldservice/people/highlights/010525_iran.shtml   (793 words)

  
 TIME.com: Back to the Chador -- Dec. 25, 1978 -- Page 1
In Tehran they marched by the thousands, encased from head to foot in fl, shapeless chadors, while their men formed a protective chain on either side of the street.
After his abdication from the Peacock Throne in 1941, chadors began to reappear in Iranian cities.
But today's chador does not always fulfill its intended purpose: some are quite diaphanous.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,948375,00.html   (731 words)

  
 Iran Focus-Women not admitted to Iran hospital without chador - Women - News
Tehran, Iran, Jul. 04 — A hospital belonging to the Revolutionary Guards in the Iranian capital is refusing entry for women not wearing the head-to-toe covering known as chador, according to local residents.
Security guards outside the main entrance of Baqiyatollah Hospital were seen turning away women who were not wearing the chador.
Shahram Azam, a physician who examined Kazemi on her arrival at the hospital, fled to Canada last year and has revealed gruesome details about the torture inflicted on the journalist and the way hospital authorities covered up the issue.
www.iranfocus.com /modules/news/article.php?storyid=2728   (156 words)

  
 Chador Etiquette (1 of 2) - Kuwait - BootsnAll.com
In addition to the standard chador – a large fl cloak and head covering – they wore a fl gauze that completely covered their faces and gloves that forbade any sight of their hands.
Jihan was the wife of an Arab co-worker who had kindly offered to teach me the fundamentals of proper veiling up.
She gently took the pin out of my clumsy fingers, expertly rearranged my rebellious headgear and secured it tightly under my chin.
www.bootsnall.com /travelstories/me/feb01chador.shtml   (865 words)

  
 Muslim girls interviewing with chador. - Page 2 - Student Doctor Network Forums
When I see burkhas or "chadors" it seems to me that those wearing them are trying to make a point that they don't need to fit in...which is fine in western society.
As a peer who has lived in the middle east, I'd think that a fellow interviewee wearing the chador was acting rather ridiculously.
A chador is going to drag pathogens from room to room.
forums.studentdoctor.net /showthread.php?t=327779&page=2   (2719 words)

  
 Woman In Burqa Condemns Woman In Chador | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Salah has been in a near-constant state of outrage since Nov. 13, when the Taliban was ousted from her village.
On that day, emboldened by the Northern Alliance victory, hundreds of women threw off their conservative burqas in favor of skimpy, low-cut chadors that exposed portions of their faces.
Now that dressing less conservatively no longer carries the risk of public whipping, Asaad said she may wear jewelry or Western fashions beneath her chador.
www.theonion.com /content/node/28006   (953 words)

  
 Al-Ahram Weekly | Press review | Dusting off the chador   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In "The chador wins" Nora Fakhori described Ahmadinejad as a man with sharp looks who will throw Iran back into the hardline prison which it was freed from when Khatami took office.
Fakhori wondered how he would deal with the many regional and international issues and "how internally he will handle a majority of youths who are divided between jeans and the chador, between Hollywood cinema and speeches of the mosque."
Hossam Kanafani from Al-Khaleej described Ahmadinejad's victory as "Taliban Iran tops presidency." The victory is a setback to the eight-year reform efforts of Khatami in his struggle with the conservatives, Kanafani said.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2005/749/pr3.htm   (1131 words)

  
 Middle East Stage: Monica Dispatch - April 1, 2000
Kavitha, Jasmine and Abeja are on a mission to find a suitable roupush (a baggy trench coat, that covers jeans and pants).
We decide against searching for chadors, long fl capes that swirl around and cover the entire body from head to toe.
means 'tent' and wearing a chador takes practice.
www.worldtrek.org /odyssey/mideast/040100/040100monchador.html   (922 words)

  
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www.shopping.com /xGS-Chador   (441 words)

  
 Chador
Chador is the traditional muslim cloth that women wear.
Research conducted at Davenport University by Murad Ali indicates that Muslims are the least likely out of all other ethnic groups to be hired by employers.
Click here to read the rest of this article...
www.chador.org   (119 words)

  
 PM rejects chador ban after backlash - smh.com.au
PM rejects chador ban after backlash - smh.com.au
A day after he said he could not issue "a flat yes or no" to whether the Islamic chador headdress should be banned, the Prime Minister, John Howard, yesterday found a way to say "No".
The Rev Fred Nile called for a ban on the wearing of the chador this week because he believed it could be used by female Muslim extremists to hide weapons.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/11/22/1037697878295.html   (581 words)

  
 chador - OneLook Dictionary Search
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www.onelook.com /?w=chador   (142 words)

  
 chador - English-Italian Dictionary - WordReference.com
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Ask a question yourself./Poni tu stesso una domanda.
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