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Exhibition “Mask Migrations: Untold Stories of Women in the Arabian-Persian Gulf” (9/14-10/30, ILCAA)
2020年9月14日 @ 10:00 - 2020年10月30日 @ 16:30
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Wearing the face mask, regionally known as burqu῾ or baṭūla, is a longstanding tradition amongst Muslim women in the Arabian-Persian Gulf. Women customarily adopted the mask from puberty or their wedding day, continuing to wear it throughout their lives. The face mask has changed and developed throughout history, while closely related to individual identities and social shifts. The diffusion of this tradition to East Africa and the production of its fabric in India reflect historical maritime trade and the changing status of territories in the Indian Ocean. Despite the decrease in mask-wearing since the 1970s, the face mask has recently gained popularity amongst young women as a fashion statement. Through introducing masked women’s stories and experiences, this exhibition intends to explore the diverse functions and values of this unique tradition, challenging the misconceptions of the “Islamic veil”.
2020 Sept.14（Mon）-Oct.３０（Fri） 10:00－1６:30
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays)
1F, ILCAA building, TUFS
（3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534, Japan）
Japanese (English, Arabic and Persian explanations are partly available.)
Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) at ILCAA, TUFS
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area,1901)
・Considering the Covid-19 epidemic, please do not visit us when you feel sick.
・Please fit a mask at the venue.
・Please disinfect your hands at the entrance.
＊More details coming soon.