The hijab culture in malaysia is one amusing story.The young and old love to experiment with their hijab style from time to time.Design always changing,new trend come and go.You can find so many style over here,ranging from very big hijab to a mere head cover.The malay people like to match their hijab color with their outfit,thus one can find many choice of colours in the shop.From plain to prints,to embroided to beads,cotton to silk,the choice and design is endless.
Hijab in Malay language is called "tudung".So its very common for us to call a certain type of hijab as "tudung this" and "tudung that".The typical malay style hijab that is well known is called tudung bawal.It is made from a material called voile (Voile is a light weight woven fabric, generally made of 100% cotton or cotton mixes including linen or polyester).This fabric is very light and comfy .Depending on the quality of the voile,the cheap ones usually is a bit rough to the touch,while the more pricier goes very soft and lightweight.a plain tudung bawal is cheaper and usually made by a lower grade of voile,while the heavy embroided and crystallized ones can reach hundreds of ringgit.Tudung bawal comes in square shape,folded in the middle to form a triangle,and usually worn with matching brooch.
Square hijab-how to
Batik printed silk scarf
The younger generation loves to experiment with various hijab style.Pashmina shawl,made famous by tv personality Wardina Saffiyah,win the hearts of the youngsters because it can be shape into many style.Wrap it over head,twist it,gypsy or egyptian style,its so versatile.its also functional to carry a pashmina as it can double into a wraps over a cold rainy day,or to cover our body if our aurah is showing.Wearing a long wrap hijab like pashmina and shaylas may be tricky,but the youngsters love it.I've seen so many young girls on the street trying to pull out the shayla's look.
wrap around shawl
The youngsters love to experiment with different style of wraps
The current obsession in malaysia hijab trend is the awning style hijab,but from my observation,this hijab are more likely sought after by women in their mid 20's and above.The teenagers prefer the normal square hijab or shawl/wrap around.The awning style hijab has the special awning "cap" that can make your face visual contour look better.This hijab style,i believe,is influenced from indonesian hijab style,where they are famous with the "cap" style.Personally i have never try this hijab so i dont know much about the fabric.Here's some picture of the awning style hijab
awning hijab a.k.a tudung Ekin a.k.a tudung dubai
2 tone awning hijab
Another type of a larger scale hijab is called round hijab.This hijab usually is large in diameter,generously covering the front and back of women body,typically worn by the devoted muslimah,some wear it with niqab.Its also known as school uniform in religous school.Here's a picture of the round hijab
Round hijab a.k.a Tudung Bulat
Over recent years,there has been trends on celebrity turning into hijabi.This positive move has also influence their fans to cover up.Many actress that are still acting and covered in the same time.The hijab trend also seen shampoo company like sunsilk made their first commercial with no hair flashing,with model totally donned in hijab.
The trend of hijab also has seen publishers are putting interest to make muslimah magazine.
Dara.com magazine for teenagers and young adult
Nur magazine for career woman
Here are some pictures of famous malaysian celebrity that are hijabi
Datuk Siti Nurhaliza.Prominent singer
Nurul Shuhada.Tv3 presenter.She's not a hijabi,but i credit her for this picture,for her bravery to go to Gaza
Nurul Shuhada.Tv3 presenter