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Afghanistan Embroidered Face Veil and Cap of Blue Silk Burqa (Close Up)

Afghanistan Embroidered Face Veil and Cap of Blue Silk Burqa (Close Up)

The close up picture of the cap and face veil portion of the burqa highlights the embroidered decoration on the blue silk. The mesh grill area is elongated to provide a grid for the eyes. The ornamental motifs on burqas are often geometric. This figure stands 11 inches (28 cm) tall.

For the story, visit A Country of Veils and Victims

Galleries: Afghanistan, Cloth, Hat, Middle East
Keywords: Afghan, Afghanistan, Asian, Islamic, Middle East, Muslim, blue, burqa, doll, embroidery, face veil, female, figurine, lady, mesh grill, silk, woman, yarn
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.05
F Number: 1.8
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 22971