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Jakarta Post

Lifting the veil on headscarves

  • Anissa S. Febrina

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 29 2009   /  11:52 am

Heading out in style: Headscarves are available in a range of styles, as more women choose to embrace the garment, but ditch the conservative look. JP/J. ADIGUNA There's the Gelombang Cinta (love wave) style, the Rianti Cartwright type, the Teh Ninih variety and the Paris Square trend. We're not talking about mundane fashion trends here. This is religious fashion. This is about how Islamic women choose to cover their heads, necks and busts. In a way, it's about being religiously fashionable. Devoted, as it were. It used to be as simple as a wide square scarf folded to make a triangle, positioned on the head in a certain way and pinned in place. But as more women want to embrace the headscarf but ditch the conservative look, it's just not that simple anymore. "People are into the Paris style nowadays," says Fitri, a shop assistant attending to custom...