The eyes of the desert 10
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charcoal - original size 30 x 42 cm - A3- 11 1/2" x 16 1/2"
One of my favorite themes, because of the mystery.
Something about “the veil over head and face.” … a friend of Arab origin told me many years ago that they had an advantage: the suitor cannot see her face; she instead can see if she likes it or not. Interesting idea…
From Morocco to northwestern India, they have covered their heads and faces for millennia to breathe the hot, sandy air of the desert.
The veil over the head and face is part of the tradition of many peoples. Orthodox married Jews cover their hair in public, following a quote from the Pentateuch; Our Christian grandmothers used a veil or mantilla, as Saint Paul mentions in his 2nd letter to the Corinthians; Taoist, Hindu and of course Christian nuns cover their heads, and Buddhist nuns shave it; It is by no means a Muslim custom only.
This is what I researched: Al-hijab refers to “the veil that separates man from God”.
Hijab is a primarily female dress code, which states that most of the body must be covered in the presence of people other than immediate family. It varies according to the area and the time, and is a symbol of modesty and privacy. The Qur'an admonishes women to dress modestly, so that their heads, breasts, and genitals are not visible. Most Islamic legal systems define modest dress to cover everything except the face and hands in public. The Qur'an mandates hijab, for men and women, and varies in strictness based on fiqh and hadith written years and centuries after the revelation of the Qur'an.
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