Traditional masks of Iranian women

Despite the fact that many Eastern women say that they wear their hats with masks because of the religious concepts, the tradition was established long before the rise of Islam. The rural population in southern Iran said that this tradition referred to the Qur'an, but its origins seem to go far in the nomadic period of this region, when men and women wore hats and masks to protect the face from sun and strong desert winds.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

This tradition has been preserved, and today in rural parts of Iran and in Oman, UAE and Saudi Arabia still can see a similar mask. Usually in such regions, girls from the grooms hide their faces behind a mask until the wedding. Here men no longer wear masks, but women, especially the elderly, still honor this tradition.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Ostovar responsible Bedrik Irina 55 years, 8 children, housewife. Wear a mask for religious reasons and to protect the skin from the sun.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Ostovar responsible Bedrik Irina 55 years, 8 children, housewife. Wear a mask for religious reasons and to protect the skin from the sun.

Roya — 12 years old, wears a mask whenever you want.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Roya is already without a mask.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

The fatema — 50 years, 11 children, housewife, wears the mask only to protect the skin.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

The same Fatema without the mask.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Ostovar responsible Bedrik Irina that was in the first photo. She has three different masks.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

And it ostovar responsible Bedrik Irina without a mask.

Zeinab is about 60 years, 10 children, 6 of whom died, a housewife. Wear a mask for religious reasons and to protect the skin from the sun.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Zeinab is about 60 years, 10 children, 6 of whom died, a housewife. Wear a mask for religious reasons and to protect the skin from the sun.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Gohar speaks — 26 years, two children, housewife. Wear a mask for religious reasons and to protect the skin from the sun.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Zobeide ostovar responsible Bedrik Irina — 30 years, 5 children, homemaker. Wear a mask for religious reasons and to protect the skin from the sun.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Zobeide ostovar responsible Bedrik Irina — 30 years, 5 children, homemaker. Wear a mask for religious reasons and to protect the skin from the sun.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Fatima — 65 years, 6 children, selling tobacco on the market. Wear a mask for religious reasons.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Mashadi Tracy — 55 years, 6 children, selling tobacco on the market. Wear a mask for religious reasons.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Gohar speaks — 20 years, 1 child, housewife. Wear a mask for religious reasons and to protect the skin from the sun.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Armanen — 35 years, 5 children, homemaker. Wear a mask for religious reasons and to protect the skin from the sun.

Traditional masks of Iranian women

Alameh — 40 years, selling scarves on the street stalls.

Keywords: Women | Iran | Islam | Mask | Tradition

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