asalaamu alaikum wr wb!
Ive been seeing several Jordanian women I know around town wearing this exact scarf style. I finally got up the courage to ask one of them how to wrap a scarf like that style and so, voila! I can share my new found scarf style with you all! This style seems to be most popular with Jordanian women who wear the half niqabs and who dress more conservatively-like in full length shoulder jilbabs and many use the larger 45-50inch squares. I like this style because it has a pretty sweep down the back and covers the chin AND has chest coverage. Wow, you cant ask for much more from a scarf style now can you! Ive worn it around a few times and am indeed liking it. Unfortunately, I’m stuck in my ways so am having a HARD tiime letting go from my Lebanese square style where its pinned under the chin, 2 ends hang don, 1 pin at the cheek covering the neck and the other side pinned at opposite shoulder to cover the chest…the SAME style Ive worn since the late 90’s…LOL. Its hard breaking old habits but im trying to wear this Jordanian style more as a change. I also pleasently found out, its posisble to wear it as a niqab too! Just make sure your scarf is BIG enough!!!
What you’ll need…a large 45inches or bigger square scarf in a light, airy, polyester…like yoryu, georgette, whatever. I am using a Yoryu scarf from NYC based Al-Mujalbaba here and it gives the perfect drape! You’ll need like atleast 2 quilting pins or more if you like a lot of security or plan to use it as a niqab too!
1) Make the square into a triangle! Voila.
2) Position on head, one side needs to be super, super short, the other side will be extremely long. Pin under the chin. make sure you have on an underscarf!
3) Now that its pinned, gradually bring the super long end around, cover the chin or not.
4) Now, bring the edge all the way around the head and you’ll have a small bit left. You will need to pin at the side of the head. Fiddle with where you pin to get the look/comfort you want. But the from should be like a triangular shape over the chest, nothing covering the back but you can leave the side bit draping over the chest. The biggest the scarf the more coverage you can achieve.
Now to wear this style as a niqab…you know that dangly bit…you can cover the face with that! Personally im not a huge fan of printed fabrics used as niqabs…i’d go for a solid color scarf personally. But, to each their own!
Just bring the dangly bit over and across the face and pin comfortably at the opposite cheek. If you want to eat, you can eat under the flap, or pull it down (if facing away from non-mahrams). The breathability depends on the scarf you have on!
What do you all think of this hejab style? Would you wear it?