Here's a mannekin dressed
up in the traditional white satin
regalia of the boy who's
about to "enter manhood" through
the Islamic ceremony
I guess the painted-on eyebrows are
supposed to add drama, but mostly they
make the kid look freaky.
I found this li'l fella outside the Egyptian
Bazaar in Istanbul's Eminönü section.
It's only one of many freaky
mannekins I've run across in
For more on circumcision in
Turkey, read "The
Blonde at the Circumcision Party," an
excerpt from my humorous travel memoir, Bright
Sun, Strong Tea.