On a recent trip I found myself overnight in Doha, Qatar. After living 10 years in Doha from 1998, spending time there was really not in my plans for my well-earned holiday. Anyway, I digress. The point of this post is that on visiting one of the shopping malls there I remembered that for some strange reason Qatar mannequins do not have heads.I believe this is because of some religious reason but have been unable to find out exactly. This is not the same all over the middle eastern region so I wonder why it is prominent in some Islamic countries but not others? In some areas of Saudi Arabia female mannequins are also not allowed to have hands. Now they must look very odd…. no hands or heads!
Upon further inspection I actually found two with heads but with no faces . Apparently it is not actually the heads but the facial features that are not allowed.
I think the last two are calling out for a caption. All suggestions welcome.