bismillah ir rahman ir raheem
Those of you who have read my blog for a long time may remember how about 1-2 years ago I posted a picture about a Irani TV presenter who had on a yellow scarf with a brown chador-e melli and how it was kind of making people raise their eyebrows…because the chador was colored and it was on TV and out in public.
anyway…some cultural background so you understand why this is a bit surprising…currently black for chadors outside is the norm, the colors and prints are reserved for at home…although slowly, slowly, darker tones are becoming a bit more “acceptable” by some…its still far from the norm and many may consider it immodest…right now only really elderly women from small towns and villages go out, in public with a colored/printed chador as they still consider black as a color solely reserved for funerals…which was the norm in Persian society up until a few decades ago where few women unless attending a funeral would go outside in a black chador.
Hence…her wearing colored chadors in public, on TV is rather eyebrow raising.
Anyway, her name is Azadeh Namdari and she presents a TV variety show on Irani TV.
Not only is she known for her slightly OTT colored chadors but also for wearing very bright, colorful contrasting scarves with her black chadors as well. Her style is rather unique and different from what you see most Irani TV presenters wearing…all of whom tend to favor darker colored scarves with their chadors or if they just wear manteau and no chador, they favor more muted tones. Personally I really like her muhajabaah style!
What do you think?
Black with colorful scarves…