Edited by GoestoShow - 12/17/10 at 8:39am
I looked through the previous thread someone posted to, and this is it! Except the one this woman was wearing jutted a little further from her face and was had a smaller mouth covering that, from a distance, looked like a mustache to my untrained eye. And I think it may have been all metal or plastic instead of cloth in her case, but this is the essence of it! Most definitely! Does anyone know what it's called and if it's worn for more religious or cultural reasons (and on that score, in what cultures?)? I've found it a really interesting type of covering, and I am so curious to learn more about it!
I'm pretty positive the women were North African --- but I very well could be mistaken on that score. I admit I'm not always the best at telling that by appearance alone (who is?), and I didn't hear them speak, which I may have gleaned a bit more from (I am pretty good at narrowing down location by language types, though I'm not an expert either).