woman of abyaneh the old women of abyaneh - probably the most photographed women in iran - are the guardians of the village as the younger people are off to the cities working, only to return to the village for holidays. the tourists are the entertainment for these women, and vice versa. buy some dried apricots when you're there.
"Turbaned Christan holy man, his Coptic cross respectfully wrapped in cloth is an Amhara. This sensitive and intelligent people has guarded and nourished the unique Ethiopian civilization from the Old Testament days to the present"
Young Faces of the World - A Sweet Child from Malapascua, Philippines (by Gunther Moons).