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In Sanli Urfa, women still wear traditional dresses. Thick, long, colorful, sparkling dresses, with an headscarf; the most popular being the traditional purple headscarf, typical of Kurdish. The motives of the headscarf can change, but the color remains the same.

That day, there was a long procession in the street.
At the occasion of a festival, that celebrated the cultural inheritage of the region, the delegations of several villages, dressed traditionally, were crossing the city in parade. I specially enjoyed the group of women from Harran, and tried to follow them for a while. Here is one woman from this group. Probably amused to see me running after the pictures. Active like a bee, from flower to flower, trying to get some nectar.


Harran is a small city, 44 kilometers east from Sanliurfa. This historical place has been an important point on the trade route between Mesopotamia and Anatolia, at the time of the Assyrians. It is also known for it is quoted in the Old Testament, as the place where Abraham lived before to go to Canaan.
The site, worth to visit, is also famous for its beehive houses and ruins.

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