Saturday, June 27, 2009

Guess Who!


In order to show everyone the kinds of things we see every day in Qatar, I brought home an abaya and hijab. It has been very interesting to let my friends and family members hold and try on the complete public attire for a devout Muslim woman in Doha. They have been able to feel the heat and heaviness of wearing this imposed outfit. I can't help wonder how Muslim women adhere to such strict, seemingly oppressive restrictions. I haven't been able to talk in depth with a Muslim woman yet about her beliefs and the wearing of the abaya, but I know modesty is a big reason. Why black in such deadly heated deserts? Why do the men get to wear the cool white thobe? There are so many things I want to know.

I've taken photos of everyone who has tried on the abaya, so see if you can guess which mysterious ladies are featured here (Hint: both friends and family members are included). The one with Daisy is a dead giveaway, but I had to include that one, because she was so disturbed with the transformation of her favorite person, she kept growling. Even the models might have trouble identifying themselves. I know the hijab is probably not on correctly, but I really think I will need to take a class to learn how to wear this unusual clothing to do it correctly. So, my apologies to any Muslim friends who might see this.


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6 comments:

Kristy said...

1. Marcell
2. Jalisa? Chloe?
3. Grandma Giggey? I have no idea!
4. Me!
5. Grammy?
6. Mary
7. Ann or Lori
8. you? or someone else with pretty blue eyes
9. Abbey girl

Amy said...

I can't make out anyone except Abbey, Mary and Kristy...I lose big time on this one. It makes me claustrophobic just looking at these pictures. I would cut holes in the face to get more fresh air, that's for sure!

ljanlyons94 said...

I can't even tell which one is me.

ljanlyons94 said...

I just figured out I am the first one, with the swirling sand in the background and the butterfly beside me.

peche said...

cultures can harmonize our live.. :)

Julie said...

This is awesome! I think I would only have gotten Abbey correct. Although I think I wondered why she was in 2. Then discovered it was Jalisa. Sure miss Jalisa and Jennifer now that they are at a different school. Just like I miss you guys! I am not good with change!

Julie