The origin of this veil (shaylah) has been lost in the sands of time. Nobody at The Zay Collection can remember how it came to be in the archive.
This is an evolved version of the traditional veil shaylah, employing red (hamar) coloured metallic ribbons (talli) or (khus) rather than the traditional silver or gold (talli or khus). It dates to the early 1980s, at the same time that coloured metallic straw was first introduced to the country.
The decorative work covers the full fabric in ring motifs in traditional (mnaghad) style, composed of small individual red specks that form a circle which contains one large dot at its centre. This style can be seen as a fad that was introduced because of its novelty but ultimately did not become a trend.