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Photographer's Note

I reposted a sharper version of the picture I posted yesterday. Sorry about that.


This young Mauritanian girl is wearing the traditional Melhafa, so called in Hassanya dialect. The Melhafa is made of a single piece of fabric, oftenly very colourful. All women and young girls are wearing it independently from their age, jobs or function and it has nothing to do with any lack of modernity. It is is a very nice scenery to see them, holding it or adjusting it at any time, for conveniency or in order to face the so called Harmattan, one of the local wind.

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