by Mihaela Noroc on a journey to show the world the infinite beauty of people. Atlas Of Beauty / Shiraz, IRAN

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Vintage Photo-Iranian Women: Socio-political history of female Persian fashion. From hijabs out of necessity to hijabs out of religion.

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Pateh (Persian: پته‎‎, IPA: pæte; also Romanized as pateh) is an Iranian traditional needlework folk art. It originated in and is largely associated with Kerman province, where it is produced by women. A wide piece of wool fabric (ariz) is needleworked with colored thread. Pateh needlework is done in silk and with flourish paisley pattern; popular designs include the cypress tree and the sun, both traditional pre-Islamic Persian symbols

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