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Hijabista Styles! Shows Us 100 years of Hijabi fashion


hijabista has released a video chronicling 100 years of hijabi fashion in Africa.

Writer Najma Sharif explained the intentions behind the video in  post on

According to her, “When Islam asked for modesty, each region it spread to responded with either a head wrap that they believed represented it best or a as different styling of their cultural dress,” Sharif wrote.

“However, because of the Arabization and anti-blackness, the traditional head wraps that doubled as hijab in most African countries were not considered hijab. Turbans and head wraps that don’t cover your neck may have become trendy, as they’re worn by many hijabi bloggers and fashionistas, but their roots are wholly African.”

See video below.

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