Vidhyaa Chandramohan

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UAE:The Emirati Burqa
Location: Abu Dhabi
Nationality: India
Biography: Vidhyaa Chandramohan is an Abu Dhabi-based photojournalist who focuses her documentary work on women, cultural, social and environmental stories and issues in the United Arab Emirates. Vidhyaa earned a Diploma in Documentary Photography from... MORE
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UAE:The Emirati Burqa
Copyright Vidhyaa Chandramohan 2022
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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