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Sunday 19th August 2018

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Masked Faces: Untold Stories from the Arabian-Persian Gulf
16/07/2018 6:00pm - 26/09/2018 5:00pm
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Manami Goto, a PhD student at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, presents this new exhibition.The female face mask, regionally known as burqu? or ba??la, is a part of the traditional but disappearing material culture of the Arabian-Persian Gulf. Each face mask is handmade to fit the wearer's face and conveys an intricate amount of socio-cultural detail about the wearer. The exhibition is open weekdays 09:00 - 17:00 in the Street Gallery and is free to enter.