Miss Mouna smiling under her veil, Salalah, Oman

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    This is a real challenge to take picture of the omani women wearing niqab or burka without a 300mm zoom!
    Mouna from Salalah accepted and was very happy to explain me that many women in Oman tend to do like she does: she puts some cream on her face to make her skin more white, as men prefer it to the black one. Few years ago, black people were still slaves in Oman, so like in Africa, many women use those dangerous creams that can lead to skin cancer... I just sniffed the cream, and was nearly blind!
    And for those who say that muslim women do not like pictures, i can tell you that once i gave Mouna a Polaroid of her, all her friends came to ask for one too!

    © Eric Lafforgue
    www.ericlafforgue.com

    tamishir, Franc Le Blanc ., f x p, and 166 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Frizztext 51 months ago | reply

      hello Eric,
      flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/veil-duty/
      I hope you like it!
      thanks for sending your wonderful portrait to my group BLOG it!
      now I've used the BLOG it! function of this flickr-photo.
      I hope, that will support your great artwork!

    2. E Razor 51 months ago | reply

      Good point. The point of this clothing is flawed anyway, because getting women to cover to an unnatural extent because they are sexual object, means that they will be considered even more sexual.

    3. Ahmed Bahumaid 51 months ago | reply

      Nice Shot Eric

      U R Geneious and Good Luck

    4. Marvin Paz 49 months ago | reply

      Beutiful portrait

    5. Frizztext 46 months ago | reply

      I've featured your artwork at
      flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/education-2/
      your frizztext, Germany

    6. Frizztext 46 months ago | reply

      I've featured your artwork at
      www.flickr.com/photos/frizztext/5859202032/
      topic: EDUCATION

    7. Frizztext 45 months ago | reply

      hello Eric,
      I hope I can support your work featuring your art on my daily blog at
      flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/eric-lafforgue-th...
      greetings by frizztext

    8. Frizztext 37 months ago | reply

      thank you for sending your photo to my group BLOG IT!
      so I could introduce your picture at
      flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/suffering-under-o...
      I hope, that will support your work!

    9. Frizztext 35 months ago | reply

      hello Eric,
      thank you for sending your photo to my group BLOG IT!
      So I could introduce your picture in my V-archive at
      flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/the-v-photo-archive/
      I hope, that will support your work!

    10. Frizztext 28 months ago | reply

      hi Eric,
      I took the chance to feature your great portrait again:
      flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/story-challenge-l...
      I hope it helps too, to support your work!

    11. Frizztext 28 months ago | reply

      hi Eric:
      flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/medical-development/
      I've introduced again there your charming portrait ...

    12. Frizztext 24 months ago | reply

      thank you for sending your photo to my group BLOG IT,
      so I could introduce your picture
      with credit line and link in my daily blog at
      flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/eloquence-of-eyes/
      I hope that will support your work!

    13. Frizztext 4 months ago | reply

      hi Eric,
      you inspired me to draw into my sketchbook (with link to you):
      www.flickr.com/photos/frizztext/15719690649/

    14. Frizztext 4 months ago | reply

      I've introduced your portrait on my wordpress blog too:
      flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/dress-code/

    15. Frizztext 3 months ago | reply

      hi Eric,
      www.flickr.com/photos/frizztext/15853958439/
      if you would compose a selfie, which painter would be in the background?

    16. Frizztext 3 months ago | reply

      hi Eric,
      your great portrait should be
      on a museum wall!
      With links to you:
      www.flickr.com/photos/frizztext/16221198665/in/set-721576...

    17. kkleppergummimartha 3 months ago | reply

      Ahh, wearing a Niqab and such exciting eyes.....

      Martha xxx

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