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Toledo women’s group declares an ‘International Hijab Day’

in Africa & the Diaspora/Beauty & Aesthetic by
Ahmed Carter

Turban, tignon, gele, veil, duku, head scarf, al-amira, hijab—all traditions from different parts of the world in which women adorn their crowns.

And on any given day, you can see the array of cultural and religious halos in Toledo. As a result, a women’s organization in northwestern Ohio city noticed the growing trend of women wearing more head wraps and decided to put on a day honoring head wraps.

The two-day event highlighted the culture of women of African descent by focusing on women who were not Muslim, but work wraps.

The sponsors of the event were Women of Toledo and Zarimah El-Amin Naeem, founder of Beautifully Wrapped.

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