The beauty of "Hijab""Hijab(Thattom)" is a piece of cloth which is used by Muslim women to cover their head. It is a symbol of purity and innocence.
In older times Muslim girls were not much conscious about its beauty. They used it only to follow their tradition. At that time "thattom" made of oil clothes were widely used. Ladies used to wear "thattom" made of silk and beads in wedding functions and other festivals.
Today the dressing style had changed a lot. The influence of fashion and films has revolutionized the traditional concept of dressing. So a lot of interesting changes had came to all the traditional dresses. And these changes can be seen in the traditional "thattoms" also. Now ladies used to wear churidhar as a common dress and therefore shawl is used instead of traditional "thattoms". Today's modern generation used to wear stole and designer shawls .
When ever I think about the famous personalities who are using "thattom", the first face that came in to my mind is the former Pakistan prime minister Benazeer Bhutto.
In Kerala recently the film "thattothin marayathu" revealed the beauty of thattom in an elegant way. It played a very important role in improving the popularity of thattom among youngsters who are not interested in wearing this traditional cloth. Thattom is not just a piece of cloth but is a culture that we got from our forefathers.