Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Local Afghan Burqa Industry In A Slump

Apparently, the local Afghan burqa industry isn't doing as well as it used to during the Taliban heyday. There's fierce competition from China (which makes them cheaper), and younger women are choosing to not cover their faces.  Of course, most women still wear those ugly blue sacks, and it has actually increased outside of Kabul, since U.S. troop withdrawal.

Chinese Burqas $10.00 - $20.00
Afghanistan Burqas: $20.00 - $60.00

China making burqas? Who would have thought.

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