Learning from Las Tapadas of Yesterday

Western writers have always had a fascination for veiled women. Read any explorers' diaries on their experiences with “exotic” women who cover their hair and their face. But few people realize the parallels between the exotic veiled women of yesteryear and the veiled Muslim women of today.An interesting example of this is found in what is know as "las tapadas Limeñas." Literally meaning "the covered girls from Lima," las tapadas Limeñas walked through the streets of Lima on the nineteen cent … [Read more...]