Monday, December 28, 2009


Two women walk away from a commemoration of the feast-day of Ashura in the western town of Khorramabad. Their chadors bear a symbolic handprint and the legend "Oh Hossayn," in reference to the 7th century martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson, which became Shiism's foundational event.

(Source: LA Times, Iason Anthanasiadis / Craft and Folk Art Museum )

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