Bukhnaq (Head Cover)


National Museum of Qatar

National Museum of Qatar
Doha, Qatar

The bukhnaq (head dress) is a translucent hijab that covers the head and shoulders.
It is a traditional garment worn by young girls. For everyday bukhnaqs the embroidery would be simple, whereas for celebrations it would be heavily embroidered and worn with a gold piece of jewellery, known as the Hilali. Nowadays the bukhnaq is only worn by young girls during Garangao.


  • Title: Bukhnaq (Head Cover)
  • Creator: Unkown
  • Rights: National Museum of Qatar
  • Medium: Textile Cotton Metal Thread

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