Category: Iran Photo Gallery

The Chador in the Desert

A Chador Photo Session, Outside Nain, Isfahan Province, Iran

To millions of Iranians it’s a symbol of purity. To its conservatives it represents the critical bulwark against indulgence, and to a lot of Westerners it epitomizes misogyny. I can’t think of a piece of clothing more controversial, misunderstood and misrepresented (particularly by non-Iranians who judge without knowing the social and historical context) than the chador (CHAW-door)…

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