An elderly man wearing a Taqiyah sat alone in front of a jewelry store in Old Town Galle

Old man wearing embroidered Taqiyah
Jeweler wearing an embroidered Taqiyah
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Although Muslims account for only about 9% of the population of Sri Lanka, there seem to be many Muslims living in the old town of Galle. The town of Galle, where ships of Western powers used to come to, may have had many profitable Muslim merchants for a long time.

The man in the photo is also a Muslim. He was wearing an embroidered Islamic cap. The man said he runs a jewelry store here. Come to think of it, Sri Lanka is a jewelry-producing country. When I pointed the camera at him, he leaned against the wall and started staring off into the distance.

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PHOTO DATA

No

1852

Shooting Date

Mar 2008

Posted On

July 29, 2008

Modified On

May 28, 2022

Place

Galle, Sri Lanka

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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