Also known as "Chechia" or "Taguiya", the Chachia is a traditional headdress that accompanies the qamis and can be used to maintain the ghoutra or shemagh. Here is a brief overview on this accessory, which has become a staple of Muslim fashion.
What is the Chachia?
Very common in Arab-Berber culture, the chachia is a headdress traditionally made by hand. Knitted by local women, then spanned, carded and dyed by men, this little hat, considered a national emblem in some regions, has a long history.
Nowadays, the chachia is made with fine and light materials so that it can adapt to the climates of hot countries. Indeed, it has holes to enhance ventilation, and therefore optimize the comfort of the wearer.
What is the role of the Chachia?
The chachia is an important accessory that adds style and goes very well with the qamis. This has the advantage of being able to be worn in all circumstances, especially every day, during the performance of the prayer or in case of major events.
In addition, the chachia is very popular for its practical side. Indeed, it is often worn under the keffiyeh, ghoutra or shemagh to provide maximum stability on your head. That said, it is also worn on its own in many countries, such as Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt.
Starting now, there is a wide range of chachia available in different styles and colors that vary depending on the season. For example, you can opt for a thick white chachia with wide holes for maximum ventilation, with or without elastic or for a stylish light gray chachia with fine holes.