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Burka

 

a sleeveless felt cloak common in the Caucasus. There are two types: the rider’s burka, which is long, thickpiled, and has seams that form broad shoulders; and the burka worn by those who travel by foot, which is short, smooth, and seamless—a necessary part of the equipment of Caucasian herdsmen.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Second Image: A poster of a woman in burqa, only her eyes are visible.
"I want to say solemnly, the burqa is not welcome in France.
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