The infinite varieties of hijab

Doing a web search, I came across an entertaining cartoon drawn by Syrian cartoonist Puppeteer cataloging the many styles of hijab out there. Its focus is on Syria, but aside from the Kubeisya it seems pretty universal to me. And every community has its well-meaning but unnerving glarers who more or less share the aesthetic (if not the trademark coat…or the cartoon’s unibrow). [HT:  My Adventures in Syria]

Brilliant and wonderfully playful.  I especially like the “ninja”, who’s ready to pounce.  And that Indonesian maid bit is biting but painfully familiar social commentary.


Varieties of Hijab in Syria