Niqab is a veil which covers the face, worn
by some Muslim women. It is popular in the Arab countries of the
Persian Gulf but it can also be found in North Africa, Southeast
Asia, the United States, the Indian subcontinent and all over
Europe, particularly the United Kingdom. Women who wear the niqab
are often called niqabi; this word is used both as a noun and as an
The niqab may be made of two, three or four layers, the bottom layer on face is usually made of cotton breathable fabric, one of the layer known as "eye screen" is made of a net or tulle fabric and other layers are made of Chiffon. The niqab could be fastened on back of head by snaps, Velcro or tie back, the best from usage point of view is the tie back. Usually the niqab is Black in color but now it is available in other colors usually dark colors as Navy Blue and Brown to match the clothing women is wearing.