Africa | Rashaida girl wearing the Burga, Nubian Desert. | © Angela Fisher. | "From the age of 5 every Rashaida girls wears the burga, even at meal times, removing it only in the privacy of the family tent. Girls frequently sew small gifts of silver thread, buttons and pendants onto their veils to enhance their exotic appearance. The burga is usually restyled every 3 yrs, and by the time girls are eligible for marriage it will be impressively long and decorative."