Chador


Artist
Baluch, Western Aghanistan (Afghan)
Date
Circa 1960s
Medium
Cotton, embroidery
Dimensions
Approximate : 54 in. x 7 ft. 6 in. (1.4 x 2.3 m)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2018.37

Label
A chador is a kind of semi-circular shawl that can also be used as a head cover. As in many Islamic cultures, the nomadic and semi-nomadic women of Baluchistan often keep their heads covered in public, partly as a sign of modesty and partly for protection from the elements. This chador was acquired from a Baluch woman outside the Afghan city of Herat around 1970. [Caleigh White '2020]

Object Type
Costume