The masked women of Iran

Black veils that cover women’s hair or faces may be common throughout Iran but in the villages of the Persian Gulf, girls as young as nine shield their looks in colourful masks that¬†rely on years of tradition for their distinctive look. In the coastal village of Salakh on Qeshm Island, where ancestral traditions are still closely followed, Eric met Ameneh – one of three Sunni seamstresses who make masks in the village.