I was told, ladies like to dress like that, it's a sort of tradition. These masks don't have a religious meaning, they were originally used by Portugese ladies to protect against sunburn (Portugese were expelled from Persia by King Abbas 1622).
The foto was taken at the weekly market.
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kinginexile (2598) 2007-09-25 22:36
Maybe they have the choice of the colors, at least... :-)
But definitely, the veil wearing in Iran is not as drastically regulated as under the Taliban. I am reading about this country lately, your photo adds imagery to my literary references.
Book is called : persian pilgrimages by Afshin Molavi, an american journalist born in Iran.
meyerd (1626) 2007-09-26 0:16
interessantes Portrait, und die Dame liess Dich gewähren. Du musst sie vorher gefragt haben. Wunderbar gelungen. Danke für die Präsentation in TN. Zeig noch mehr!
Atousa (7123) 2007-09-26 0:43
I like this portrait ..Good clarity and focus ..Thanks for the informative note ; so true.
saxo042 (36904) 2007-09-26 9:37
Very interesting photo. I can see two beautiful eyes behind the mask! the colours are very fine, I like this portrait.
kapt73 (450) 2008-01-24 4:50
interesting photo and the colours well
- Copyright: Michael Fleischmann (michaelf) (154)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Eos Rebel 300 D, Canon EF 28-105/ f 4-5,6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-25 22:09
- Favorites: 1 [view]