Monday, 25 August 2008

Designer: Wegdan Hamza

Wegdan Hamza is an Egyptian designer who has been creating special turbans for over 25 years. Her beautiful designs are aimed at women who wear hijab, as well as those who want to cover their heads for medical reasons. Her collection includes bridal, casual and evening wear turbans (I actually prefer to call them turbi-caps, but that's just me!). These are a few of her gorgeous designs:





I know it's annoying when you see all these beautiful things from foreign designers which we can't get our hands on, but you can find some similar turbans at Hijab Store Online. These would be perfect with a maxi dress for a special occasion. They simply slip onto the head, and the scarf extends at the back. You can then use this to wrap around your neck (though you still need to wear a roll-neck top anyway) or over the chest, depending on your dress. They remind me a lot of the Indonesian style hijabs as seen here. Are these an option you would go for?

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful yes, but no thank you..they leave a great bit of neck under the chin uncovered. And whatabout covering the chest?

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, the bridal one seems to be the most hijabically covering like

Jana said...

Anon, did you actually READ what I had written?

Amira said...

Yea exactly, if u pin it up the neck doesnt show.
And Jana these are gorgeous!!!! I'm already in love with like 5!!! Theyre perfect coz I cant for the life of me figure out how to wrap my scarf that way hehe so the fact that I just slip it on and I'm fab in 2 seconds - well who wouldnt want that? lol :D
Unfortunately I dont like any of the ones on hijabstoreonline - i want THOSE. I'm just gonna have to find a relative in Cairo who will buy them for me and send them! lol

Anonymous said...

Jana, both the first anons sound like they have difficulty with english- I think they just like looking at the pretty pictures ;D

Anonymous said...

I love the black one by the way! :)

nihad said...

assalam alaikum,
WOWWWWWWW!!!! Each one is truly beautiful but i can only dream.. .hmm..should encourage my cuzins to get married to people from diverse parts of the world.. that way i will have cuzins in each corner hehe ;)

Anonymous said...

I went to the Egyptian website and these are beautiful. You chose some of the best to show us, though. Not sure if I would wear most of them, but they are great to look at.

Anonymous said...

Anon: So now it's forbidden to not-english muslimas to write their comments? I'm sorry if my english is not perfect, and yes i read what jana wrote, but still FOR ME i really don't think that these kind of scarfs would work...

Salams to all, Anon from Finland.

jessyz said...

I think they are very pretty. I like the second one (green and pink). For my wedding my grandmother made the lace and satin headpiece and my mother and I embroidered it with beads. It turned out so pretty and special. I would love to give it to my daughter someday.

pink_marshmallow said...

asalam alaikum sis

i met a lady from egypt the other day, and she had one of these ontop of a normal hijab, its hard to explain the way she done it was so unusual but covered all that needed to be covered, but mashallah she looked so beautiful.

wa salam
khadijah

Anonymous said...

i like the last one very much, the orange one

Anonymous said...

I think that these type of head cover are for the lady's who are on chemotherapy....If I would see woman on the street wearing this type of head wear I would think that she have cancer and that this has nothing to do with Islam...neverthenless they are lovely for woman with medical problems,and I am sure that they are happy to have more on the market to choose from...

Scarf Ace said...

i think these are all lovely and useful. u can find some in america on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-Floral-Rose-Hijab-Cap-Chemo-Hat-Turban-Scarf_W0QQitemZ290242023683QQihZ019QQcategoryZ4280QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

Amira said...

Anon - I dont think these are just for ppl undergoin chemo. These were made especially for hijabis. especially since lots of hijabis wrap their scarfs similar to that anyway, esp in egypt. These are just ready made for u to slip on =)

Anonymous said...

Dear Amira,many things are made for hijabis but that does not make them Islamic.Only after 1974 egyptian woman started wearing hijabs again...aneway these chemo turbans are defenetly not recognisable islamic wear....

HijabChic said...

i liked the turquoise one

Candice said...

I think they are pretty. My gosh about the semi-fight going on in here about these not being Islamic, etc. Anon, take what you want from the pictures and this hijab style and others will take away what they want from it. It may not fulfil your beliefs on what is and isn't hijab, but for others, it might, or it might be a step towards covering up more. Who knows?

And about which I like best, it's the pink one! I like the bright colour and also the bun-type style at the back :)

Meeda said...

I got one of these off of ebay shipped from hong cong... only problem is that they do not really cover the ears...guss ill wear a lace cape under it or something...

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