Recommendation: Sworn Virgins

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Hajdari, a sworn virgin: a person with their hair covered, sitting outside, clasping a walking stick in one hand and a young child in the other.

This photo project is a study of “burnesha” or women who have become sworn virgins to escape the oppressive laws against women. They change their appearances, mannerisms and even names, and take a vow of celibacy. It’s an interesting study of an ancient practice of gender swapping which is quickly becoming obsolete.

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Posted by on June 18th, 2013 at 08:00 am

Category: photos, recommendations 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Recommendation: Sworn Virgins”

  1. Jordan

    This is amazing. Thank you for sharing!


  2. Anonymous

    Heh, via a recently published photo series by German paper “Die ZEIT” I found another photographer working on the same subject: Have a look at those photos, too:)


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