Tatar Women Create Glossy Muslim Fashions

Growing numbers of young Muslims in the Russian republic of Tatarstan are becoming more religiously observant. To cater to their fashion needs, two young Tatar women have opened up an Islamic clothing store in Kazan. The styles are a far cry from traditional loose Tatar gowns and white eyelet headscarves. The striking fabrics, inspired by Islamic dress in Morocco, Pakistan and other Muslim countries, have won fans for giving hints off the body beneath the clothing. The young entrepreneurs, from Muslim Tatar families, talk about why they decided to put on the veil.

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