Posted by Jost on September 23, 2006, at 11:16:54
In reply to Re: You might expect the odd muslim from the west?, posted by alexandra_k on September 23, 2006, at 6:17:18
This is actually more what I think of as a burqa. Don't know.
I found a book about life under the Taliban on Ebay Australia, but it could be considered uncivil, so I won't link.
The cover shows another style of burqa face. Name of the book, if you want to check how that burqa would work, as far as seeing, is "My Forbidden Face" by Latifa.
It's really an interesting topic. I wonder how the custom evolved (historically-- I sort of know the rationale for it, at least the myth in the West).