15 October 2008

The Kurdish Hijab: A Splash of Colour

Kurdistan is not actually a country but a large Kurd-inhabited area covering different parts of the countries Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. They have their own flag and language and with this comes their own interesting kind of fashion.
Here are some pretty pics to show you what I mean:

To start, here are a couple of wedding dresses, modeled but Kurdish women. I think they are both really pretty, but maybe not with the red, silver and green on the second one..

I really like the hijab styles where there are little coins or 'dangly' things that frame the face like in these photos, it looks so pretty :D

How stunning is this photo?
Here's a pic showing the Kurds doing their traditional dance. All the colours and floral patterns of the women's dresses are fabulous and makes the photo really interesting..

Three turkish-kurdish pals with three very different styles:


And lastly, 2 traditional Kurdish dresses. Not sure I'd wear them myself but they are beautiful in their own way:

Overall, I think Kurdish style focuses on bright colours and bold patterns and generally modesty is maintained. Here is a hijabi outfit I put together inspired by the same principles but more casual:
Hope you enjoyed looking into the wonderful, colourful world that is Kurdish fashion :)


Red Eyes said...

Really inspirational...thanks for posting!

Celeritas said...

I love Kurds, they are such gutsy, loving people. Where I used to live there was a 150 people population of refugees and they do everything together. They have a whole van to deliver their enormous pots of food! I have enjoyed their hospitality so much and they are always so friendly. It's amazing that a culture that was recorded in Roman records in 300BCE has never had long term control and autonomy in their homeland. Inshallah they keep Kurdistan alive in their hearts.

*samra* said...

omg kurdish ppl :) we have a community of kurdish here too sorani and badanini nice i like them and beautiful pictures

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE that yellow dress!! Any idea where i can find it in the USA??

Andrea Giudiceandrea said...

The 8th photo was taken by Andrea Giudiceandrea and was published on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/newroz2005/ with "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ license. So please put the words "photo by Andrea Giudiceandrea http://www.flickr.com/photos/newroz2005/" near the photo.