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Monthly Photos May 2021

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

(The copyright belongs to the photographers.)

A Headscarf Shop in Damascus

When I had a look at a headscarf shop located in the souk(market) leading to Umayyad Mosque, I gave an exclamation of surprise. The shop shared a similar characteristic with other scarf shops which had opened throughout Muslim world since the 2000s: colorful scarves were displayed close together on the walls and shelves. The difference I found was spectacle of half body mannequins lined up in a row. Each of them had different ways of color layering and dressing, so it seemed as if I was looking at a page of a fashion magazine. That was a sight seen before Syria crisis and Covid-19.

15 February 2004
Damascus, Syria
Photograph by Emi GOTO

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