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Hijab, Duster, Shalwar Pants, And Inner Top

This is a Hijab, duster, shalwar pants, and inner top. It was designed by Rabia Zargarpur and made for Rabia Z..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated 2012–18. Its medium is combed cotton jersey, cotton. It is a part of the department.

When Rabia Zargarpur started to cover in 2001, she experienced difficulty finding stylish modest garments. With her education and experience in fashion styling, she decided to create solutions, including the first jersey hijab. “I wanted to create something comfortable, breathable, and light—similar to the comfort of wearing a light T-shirt, but for the head.”

It is credited Courtesy of Rabia Z. .

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

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