Chador is an outfit women in Iran wear as a Hijab to cover themselves as a way of practicing Islam.The color of the Chador is black in 95% of the cases but in this article you are going to read about White Chador that women of Varzaneh wear instead of normal black Chador worn by women nationwide.
What is interesting about this is that when you see women all around Iran wearing black Chador and all of the sudden you see something opposite when you visit Varzaneh where women are wearing a white costume and that would be very interesting for you.
What are the reasons ?
There are some speculations over this different custom , some believe that it is to describe the whiteness of women’s clothes and to ward off evil spirits. Also as people have been cultivating cotton here and the white cloth made out of it simply reflects the sunshine. Therefore, women prefer wearing a white Chador rather than a black one which undoubtedly absorbs the sunshine way more.The other reason of the white chador of the women of Varzaneh could be the ancient religion of the people which was Zoroastrianism. As the white color in this religion is considered to be divine. Therefore , wearing white Chadors might have origins in this belief.