Objects From UAE Culture

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The Burqa

The burqa is a traditional face mask worn by women’s in the past, and it was a symbol of a lady being a married.

It is made from cotton fabric and stained with indigo which make the golden metal sheen. The indigo which dyes the mask also rubs on the skin which and also acts as a beauty treatment by whitening and softening the skin.

Although the masks may all appear alike in design, in fact they were slightly different from one emirate to another and the ladies would actually cut them to suit the contours of their individual faces.

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