The burqa (also spelled burqua, burka, burcka) has been a recent
controversial topic in world news. Islamic women in Afghanistan were required
to wear the head-to-toe shroud under the 1996 Taliban fatwa (or decree).
Burqas come in many different styles (lengths and colors) and materials
(georgette, cotton, polyester) but all share the common goal to cover all but
the eyes of the face. Inside, a mesh-like embroidery drapes the face.
There are a number of online stores that will accommodate your request. If you
order one from outside the United States, be sure to use a credit card. If the
shipment gets lost, your credit card (depending on their policy) might cover
As mgriffiths has stated (See comments below) Muttaquan Bookstore has full-
length burqas for sale, ranging in size (50-60), color (black, cream, brown,
green), and price ($80-$90).
Womens Clothing Page
Alsundus.com has only full-length burqas in black, green, and cream and are
cheaper in price ($48.99-$50.00).
Alhediya.com only has the short-length veil that covers the face in black for
Please let me know if you want to purchase these online or from a store
location near you. I couldnt find any blue burqas online. Depending on your
location, however, I can do more research for a store specializing in Islamic
clothing near you.
Additional Websites that may interest you:
Our reporter stumbles through a shrouded world
Inside it you feel it
What Women Want
U.S. State Department
Women and Girls in Afghanistan
Reasons Vary for Wearing a Veil
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