Witches Hadramawt (11 photos)

Hadhramaut - one of the provinces in southern Yemen.
This place is famous for "mud skyscrapers" - high-rise buildings built of palm trunks and unfired clay bricks.
Even this place is remarkable appearance of women who dress up as witches fabulous.

1. "Fantastic" appearance of women living in Hadramawt give especially their huge - up to 50 centimeters tall - straw hats.

2. Such a hat - not a whim, but a kind of "thermostat", which allows you to work under the scorching sun, the temperature sometimes reaches fifty degrees. Near the head is always kept a layer of cold air. And women can in any weather herd goats or work in the fields.

3. The person with the closed mask - "niqab". Not to be confused with the chador (veil, too, have this scarf that covers the hair, in Yemen, it is relatively small, and in some countries, women cover themselves in a veil from head to toe). Niqab in southern Yemen is like a mask, in his mid-upper and lower part connects the thin thread that gives eyes copiously let down antimony, a very peculiar kind.

4. A friend of mine compared with women Hadramawt ninja. Perhaps the similarity really is. In any weather Hadramawt women wear a black robe - abaya. It's made of synthetics because synthetics are cheaper. Black, as I suspect, only a tribute to tradition - need to spend less water for washing.


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