Monday, October 31, 2011

Yemen in Jerusalem

The Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem is just across the street from President Shimon Peres' official residence.

Judging from the big banner on the side of the museum, they are showing an exhibit of photos from Yemen taken by Israeli photo journalist Naftali Hilger.
See beautiful examples at the website.

About the photo above, the caption says "A Muslim woman in Tihama, 1996. There is no law that sets a dress code, but social norms call for women to keep their faces covered."

And for Monday Doorways here are the two front doors of the museum.

Make sure to enlarge the first photo to enjoy the amazing skin decorations.

This post is a little tour for Our World Tuesday.

Click here for more posts about the Museum for Islamic Art.


Spiderdama said...

Interesting. I like the reflection in photo no 2. Beautiful pictures at that website too.

Louis la Vache said...

Very interesting. Did you visit the exhibit?

«Louis» thanks you for your participation in Monday Doorways.

Dina said...

Spiderdama, yes, Yemen is a different world.

Louis, I have not seen the exhibit yet.

JM said...

I have seen so many amazing photos of people in Yemen, Dina, that I really hope you will not miss the exhibition. Women wear incredible jewelry, maybe on festivals only, I don't know. I will check the site now.

Kay said...

Interesting, Dina...
I guess I still don't much care for the idea of women having to live behind a veil.

crystal said...

It is interesting that the prevailing belief is that Islam calls for woment to cover their faces, yet this seems not to be so.

VP said...

"There is no law that sets a dress code, but social norms call for women to keep their faces covered": so if these girls come here, they could go around in shorts, if they wish, and then go back home covered head to toe without any trouble?

Anonymous said...

Nice detail the word 'time' - makes one wonder whether there might be two different speeds of time, here and there.
Thoughtful pictures indeed.
Please have a good new month ahead.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good Tuesday.
/ Hanne Bente