March 24, 2006
Milady and I are starting a business, and we thought we'd give everyone a sneak peak at one of our first products for sale. The red tudung above, which I call the "twirling trifoil" design, is one of a number of very beautiful, hand-sewn tudungs that I have nicknamed "sparklies." (When Milady wears one of her sparklies outdoors, she will literally sparkle with all the sunlight reflecting off the sequins, rhinestones, and colored beads.)
Each sparkly is about 40 inches (101 cm) square, plus or minus up to 2 inches (5 cm). Designs on the sparklies are limited in number. Our supplier who, with her husband, designs all of the sparklies has only a limited number of tudungs created in each design; once all of the tudungs in that pattern are sold, the design is permanently retired. Of the sparklies that we have purchased, there are three that are "singles," meaning that these are the very last tudungs available in their respective patterns.
The cloth used for the sparklies is satin, with a fairly wide range of colors available depending on the design. For example, the "twirling trifoil" design is available in red (as shown above), white, cream, and yellow. Colors available for other designs include black, grey, royal and navy blue, blue black, green, orange, and light purple.
Now, if you're interested in the above sparkly or any of the other designs, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to answer any of your questions. Insha'allah, our website will be up shortly at firaushah.com.