Cattle Market in Nizwa Oman Woman Burka
© Omar Sayami

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At the cattle market in Nizwa: Women instruct men on the price during cattle trading.

The women wear the battoulah, a mask traditionally worn by Muslim Arab women in Arab states of the Persian Gulf, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar, as well as in southern Iran. | Oman

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  1. The use of the mask is new to me. I have no notion of ever having seen it.
    To some extent, it gives them a superhero look.