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    Nowadays the term burqa seems to be common for a lot of different garments with partially big differences in the outer appearance. The burqas on this picture are from Pakistan, they look different to the Afghan burqa style, as they miss the pleated backpart. The term chadri or chadari (Dari/Farsi: literally for "tent") is only used in Afghanistan.

    This type of burqa came in use in the 17th century at the Moghul court in India. As Persian influence at the Moghul court was strong and Persian women at this time used a combination of a cloak (chador) and a face veil with a lattice for the eyes (ru-band) it is very likely that the combination of these garments resulted in that garment, which is known as chadri/burqa nowadays.

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    1. Lםla (like a buıםןןɹ stone) 65 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato istanti frammentati sul mondo. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

    2. SeaFargo 65 months ago | reply

      Grazie Lola per la richiesta ...

      Appena ho un seocndo vado a vedere il tuo gruppo ... :-)

    3. turkveil 64 months ago | reply

      The term chadri or chadari ( Dari / Farsi: literally for "tent" ) for this type of burqa is only used in Afghanistan. The burqas on this picture are from Pakistan, they look different to the Afghan burqa style, as they miss the pleated backpart. Nowadays the term burqa seems to be common for a lot of different garments with partially big differences in the outer appearance.
      The story of the invention of the chadri is nice, but it is only a story and has nothing to do with historical facts: chadris / burqas of the pictured type came in use in the 17th century at the Moghul court in India. As Persian influence at the Moghul court was strong and Persian women at this time used a combination of a cloak ( chador ) and a faceveil with a lattice for the eyes ( ru-band ) it is very likely that the combination of these garments resulted in that garment, which is known as chadri / burqa nowadays.

    4. SeaFargo 64 months ago | reply

      Thanks a lot turkveil :-)

      I wonder to know more and better about chadris/burqas.

      Raf.

    5. SeaFargo 61 months ago | reply

      Oh thank you burqalady :-)

    6. Nuragic Man~A bit busy 58 months ago | reply

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