Traditional dress for Mauritanian women includes Haasaniya or Mulafa which is a long garment wrapped around the whole body and then around again to cover the head. Photo by John Spooner

In the North-west Africa, a territory inhabited by Haratins, Berbers, Tauregs and black Moors is known to the world as “Mauritania” which is officially called as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. It is named after the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which existed long ago in the far north of modern-day Morocco. […]