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The enigmatic island of Maldives

The unique hair bun of Maldivian women

Women have always had an important role in the family and community. In the early history of Maldives, Maldives witnessed woman as a Sultana or ruler. Several historians have confirmed that female rulers have reigned over the islands up until the 16th century. Ibn Batuta who came upon the women of Maldives in the 1300s saw it rather strange to… Read More »