Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Rida - Unique Identity of Dawoodi Bohra Women
A poncho-like top which reaches out to the navel, matched with a streaming or smooth skirt—that eventual the least difficult approach to characterize a Rida. A clothing of the ladies of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, the Rida serves to protect humility according to Islamic announcement furthermore stays female and appealing to such a degree as to conciliate a lady's craving to embellish her.
In reality, today, the ladies of this specific division of Dawoodi Bohra community can be in a flash perceived the world over for their uniform method for showing up in broad daylight. As it’s been said, you are what you wear. What's more with the Rida, the external article of clothing turned into an image of their religious character.
Regardless of what your age, the Rida is a piece of a lady's day by day wear after her Misaaq. When a young lady grows up it is "mandatory" to wear the Rida before going out.
Everything you need is 5.5 yards of fabric for a Rida. The excellence of its structural engineering is that you can transform any kind of fabric into one. The ladies for the most part evade transparent materials, for example, Georgette. The kind of fabric is generally picked by event; for weddings you can take your pick from a wide exhibit of silk fabrics orjamavar and stick to cotton or wash-and-wear for regular Ridas.
Alongside fabric, the shading choice is likewise nearly unified with the shades of the season. Amid summer, pastels and chicken fabric are in vogue.
While a Rida's unique reason may have been to cover, it has effortlessly changed into a style image that is every now and again connected with a level of solace.
In the 1980s, the 52nd Dai-al-Mutlaq, His Holiness Dr Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin (RA) and Now 53rd Dai-al-Mutlaq, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (Tus), the Spiritual Head of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, issued a few rules for his adherents, one of which was in regards to dressing. Starting here onwards, ladies in the group began to wear the Rida frequently, which was already an article of clothing worn by the women in His Holiness' TUS family. The piece of clothing is said to have advanced into its present mold in the 51st Dai-al-Mutlaq, His Holiness Dr Syedna Taher Saifuddin (RA) period, however the configuration has its birthplace in the old Fatimid custom.
The Rida does not call for covering of ladies' appearances like the conventional cover. It has a fold called the "Pardi" that normally holds tight the over like the hood of a coat however it is not used to hide the face. Typically making utilization of brilliant or pastel hued fabric, the Rida can have enhancement of hand weaving, machine weaving, ribbon work, Sindhi work, cross fasten, patch work, appliqué, shawl work, lace work, funneling work, jute work, Balochi work, mirror work, hand paint, screen print, piece print and khaatli work.
The Rida with its flawless hues does not attract regard for the female structure however to the dress itself. Its style is handy and not unwieldy to wear. There is nothing that you can't do in a Rida.
Twenty-year-old Umme Aiman in Chicago has an uncommon Rida with sleeve gaps and shapeless night robe or Klotz to play ball in at her school. With the aim of empowering her regular athletic bent towards b-ball, her secondary school permitted her to wear this corrected manifestation of hijaab in school matches.
Zahra Lotia, a last year understudy of the Indus Valley School of Art, Karachi, presented her exposition on how Rida making has served to add to the house business in Pakistan. Zahra noticed that numerous ladies in the group who have a fitness for weaving or sewing are presently enjoying making Ridas according to the increment sought after. Some ladies work at a micro level making a modest bunch of Ridas for a couple of consistent clients. Others have fitting boutiques with a group of expert laborers and procure a lucrative living.
Rida not just gives sustenance to numerous laborers who are connected with sewing and different specialties but on the other hand is a wellspring of advancement of nearby art abroad which is exceedingly refreshing. Case in point, Rasheeda Imran accomplishes Multani weaving on Ridas and she then sends it to different parts of the nation. Her Ridas are likewise sent out to America, Canada and different worldwide destinations where Bohra populaces exits.