Saturday, October 14, 2006

Mascara Man in Herat

This photo of a Sufi man with mascara on his eyes was taken in September 2006 at the shrine of the 11th century Sufi master Abdullah Ansari at Gazar Gah, 5 km from Herat, Afghanistan.

Does anybody know why Sufi men sometimes put on mascara? I was told to protect them from the evil eye but would like to learn if more explanations exist.

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At October 15, 2006 at 7:55 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

I think he finds you a handsome boy... ;-)


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