Vidhyaa Chandramohan

Photojournalist + Visual Storyteller
       
UAE:The Emirati Burqa
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Nationality: Indian
Biography: Vidhyaa is a photojournalist and National Geographic Explorer based in Abu Dhabi. She focuses her documentary work in the UAE on gender, cultural, social, and environmental challenges and issues.  As a visual storyteller, she aspires to tell... MORE
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UAE:The Emirati Burqa
Copyright Vidhyaa Chandramohan 2024
Updated Jul 2022
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The Burqa'a is a traditional way for women to cover up in the United Arab Emirates. This accessory is usually worn by married women to show that they are married and not single. It is made of delicate fabric and is worn over the face.

Burqa'a makers, who are called Quraizah Burqa'a, have been making a living for generations by sewing burqas. This skill has been passed down from Emirati mother to daughter.





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