Myself in Abbaya in my studio

2008 AG Myself in Abbaya in my Studio Foto 2_groß 2

2008
photograph

The abbaya, the Turkish costume of court women from the 1920s, consists of a long black dress with gloves and a veil. It was not of a religious nature but rather signaled that the women wearing it did not  have to work. In some Islamic countries this costume has become a female uniform. The abbaya serves the purpose of concealment: the wearer cannot be recognized.