Ashgabat - October, 2000

This young woman is a fashion model in Ashgabat, hired by a foreign woman living in Ashgabat to show off her fine fashion wear designed for both the local and foreign market. She does wear a modern chyrpy over her head, but it is the hand embroidered, handloomed silk dress which is being shown off. The young woman is Turkmen, obviously from the upper class as evidenced by her fair skin and fine facial features.