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Title: The Iranian chador
Author(s): VOGELSANG-EASTWOOD, Gillian
Volume: 1 Date: 2005
The Iranian chador is one of the most well-known forms of veiling, yet very little attention has been paid to its history, construction and the various ways it is worn today. This article attempts to rectify this situation. It is divided into various sections that look at the history of the garment and in particular how it has been used by twentieth century politics. It also looks at the various ways the chador was and is constructed and how these forms have changed over the time. Finally, there is a discussion about the main types of chador and how they are worn. This article is intended to be read in association with the article by A.A. Sayyed –Gohrab in this journal, which looks at the symbolism of veiling in early, modern Persian poetry (Khil`a I, 2005, pp.107-121).