National Geographic : 1947 Mar
© National Geographic society An Arab Wears Goat's-hair Crown and Robe with Easy Grace His thin summer cloak lets the air sweep through; his winter robe is heavy and warm. When the sleeves are extended, the robe is rectangular. Head coil must be of correct size; the shawl protects the face against sun, dust, and wind. Kodachromes byMaynard Owen Williams This Smiling Isfahani Again Dons His Old Skullcap During Reza Shah's reforms,such headgear gave way tothevisored Pahlevi cap. Then came felt hats inEuropean styles. With war shortage and Reza Shah's abdication the felt "pot"reappeared. Itmay serve asbase foraturban.