Decoratively stitched details on blue burkas lined up in a market. Burkas are traditional clothing for women in Afghanistan. They are generally worn for cultural or religious reasons by those adhering to Islam. The blue burkas are made up of a single piece of cloth, as opposed to the three-piece black burkas. The blue-colored burka, also referred to as the “shuttlecock burka,” is native to Afghanistan and has spread into Pakistan. IMB Photo

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