Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - an 18 year old Muslim woman in Minab, Iran, wears a traditional form of hijab unique to this part of the world. This photograph was the cover of the May 2001 issue of National Geographic Magazine, the cover of my book on Marco Polo and is one of the prints in my upcoming show on The Silk Road Journey, opening at the Jimmy Carter Library in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, March 20. Hope to see you there. #silkroad #minab #bandarabbas #iran #hijabfashion #hijab @thesilkroadjourney @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @natgeotravel


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    Hi,im from iran, bandarabbas...Yes, Its "Borqe "...but today we have new design that is so nice...please show them for everyone ❤ 😊tnx

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    Im Iranian,so Nice🙂👌👍❤️

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    She doesn't want

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    من یک ایرانیم آزاد

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    TUAREG

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    ایران

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    hachkoo ta dvet we bkam awa sare mn tedaa roja haa mn tu detiii nzarke roja 3 ya nawroze @1995___5

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    Salute to u great girl.

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    @jolinecarroll Hi Joline, I believe that wearing hijab when it is forced by the government or Islamic law to women/girls is constraining and doesn't call freedom in belief& choice! But when it comes to traditional clothing, I see this as the best way that people adapted themselves to particular or harsh climatic condition (this has happened probably over centuries and I respect it). Male don't have to wear headband or scarf on their face but only if they need to, it's the same for women for wearing face cover. Generally, women in Iran need to leave house while their hair is covered or partly covered:) it's a rule by the government, but it's not too restricted as you might imagine!However Iranian women (like all other women around the world) always fight for their rights and equality!

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    @jolinecarroll probably in different cultures in different regions but that's not a part of Islam. There is no compulsion in Islam. Not sure about the reasoning different cultures do certain things but in this part of the world it reaches almost 200 degrees and these are Bedouins that live in the desert or travel to and from the desert and a face mask is essential to everybody. Men women and children if you visited that region trust me you would want to wear one too