This woman is fierce in her sartorial ingenuity.
Likely a rural laborer, her face covering — kept in place with an overlapping system of bands and kerchiefs — might function as protection from dust. Indeed, of the Iraq pictures I’ve seen lately, a great many women show a sort of Wahabist turn in covering everything but their eyes. Something quite different from years past.
In any event, I delight in a combination of tailored pleats at the shoulders, with a safety pin implemented for cooperation of lapels and collar. I am in love with this woman.
More or less, the original caption:
An Iraqi woman waits while US soldiers search her house 20 kilometers south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov.30, 2007. (AP Photos/Petr David Josek)