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Here’s What 100 Years Of Hijabi Styles From Around Africa Looks Like

"This video is for the most colorful Muslim population, not only in the color of their clothing but in their skin." recently released a video capturing 100 years of hijabi fashion from around Africa — including a shoutout to Black American hijabis.

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The video comes as the second part of MuslimGirl's new series, 100 Years of Hijabi Fashion. The first part featured styles from "around the world." Writer Najma Sharif explained the intentions behind the video in a post on

"When Islam asked for modesty, each region it spread to responded with either a head wrap that they believed represented it best or a as different styling of their cultural dress," Sharif wrote.

"However, because of the Arabization and anti-blackness, the traditional head wraps that doubled as hijab in most African countries were not considered hijab. Turbans and head wraps that don't cover your neck may have become trendy, as they're worn by many hijabi bloggers and fashionistas, but their roots are wholly African."

The video begins with Senegal in the 1910s.

And continues on to '20s, with a Nigerian gele.

And over on east to Ethiopia for the '30s with a shash.

*hits casual eskista*

Then on to the kanga fabric from neighboring Kenya for the '40s.

For the '50s, the video went back over to the west, featuring a duku from Ghana.

Brrrrap brrrrap.

Continuing on to Guinea, too.

The hijab of the '60s begins in Mali...

...and continues on to the United States.

"We included the United States because of how radical it was to be Muslim and Black during the Civil Rights Movement," Shafir wrote. "[I]t only seemed fitting since Black people were kicking their colonizers’ ass across the Atlantic and giving the middle finger to white supremacy in every space they occupied."

Before going back to the continent for Cameroon hijab.

And this style from Tanzania for the '70s.

The '80s are represented by a classic look from Western Sahara.

And Eritrea brings in the '90s.

"Eritrea was represented with the keffiyeh wrapped as a turban to showcase how a symbol of freedom and resistance worn by Arabs and Kurds was also worn by Black women freedom fighters," Sharif wrote.

Somalia rounds the decade out with guntiino fabric.

The 2000s' style comes from Sudan.

And Burkina Faso brings us to the 2010s.

The video comes after some comments from viewers who were upset that the first video did not include representations of Islam's large black African populations.

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MuslimGirl founder Amani Alkhat wrote about her intention "to include countries that have most greatly shaped Americans' understanding of the Muslim world and our perceptions of the Muslim people" in a piece for i-D, but assured community members a more inclusive video was on its way.

"Islam [is] for everyone, and hijab isn't some sort of uniform for Muslim women, it's a form of worship and expression. That is different for everyone," Sharif said in an email to BuzzFeed.

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"Islam embraces diversity, but Muslims continue to conflate Arab cultures with Islam. I wanted people to watch the video and understand exactly that."