A View of Old Manama

A girl under every daffa

Polaris assures me that this old card (circa 1982) does in fact show girls, wearing something called a daffa, which is like an abaya — what’s that? You don’t know what an abaya is either? I’d better let her explain:

Oh, I understand now

No, I still don’t get it either. Suffice it to say that the appearance of the girls depicted on this particular card will have to be left to the imagination.  Now wander on over to this week’s Postcard Friendship Friday and imagine some other people and places.

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11 Responses

  1. postcardy says:

    I think I get it, but can’t find anything called a “daffa.”

  2. Very interesting- Thanks for sharing and happy PFF!

  3. Lyneen says:

    I still don’t understand…. PFF!

  4. Excellent choice for your blog. Girls can be everywhere. Beautiful drawing and the flipside is as interesting. Happy PFF.

  5. Snap says:

    Enjoyed both sides! Happy PFF

  6. Linda says:

    Love the artwork on this postcard. A style usually seen for a Paris or NY scene from the early 1960s. Thanks, and happy PFF!

  7. Mary says:

    Is this from Bahrain? I love drawings on both sides, too.

  8. Joy says:

    They would have trouble riding that bicycle wearing a daffa. Both sides of this card are rather wonderful.

  9. Sheila says:

    A daffa is not unlike a chadar, a loose black garment.

    But I like the “botany is underrated” comment best! :)

  10. viridian61 says:

    Glancing at Marie’s site, I could have sworn your title said a view of old Montana! Imagine my surprise.

  11. irene says:

    Very nice card even though we don’t know what a daffa is, I love the girls go postal.

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