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Afghanistan Woman Wearing Blue Silk Burqa (Back View)

Afghanistan Woman Wearing Blue Silk Burqa (Back View)

Blue burqas are common for Afghan women. Blue is an important color in Islamic tradition, and is a frequently used color in mosques, such as the Blue Mosque in Herat. This photo shows the back of a burqa, with blue silk pleats. The head piece (cap) has beautiful aqua embroidery on the silk. This figure stands 11 inches (28 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Adult, Afghanistan, Coat, Middle East
Keywords: Afghan, Afghanistan, Islamic, Middle East, Muslim, blue, burqa, cap, embroidery, face veil, female, lady, 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: 14
Original Dimensions: 3568×4824
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 22967