When Iranian girls turn nine years old they celebrate their coming of age. This festivity, known as the ' Jashne Taklif', is organized by the school. They become Muslim women and officially have to start praying daily, wearing the head scarf and refraining from shaking hands with men. This ceremony however is more prevalent in conservative families, villages and smaller cities.
Romina and her classmates are excited for this event. First they have to pray for the first time, wear the official chador, an Islamic garment, which covers everything but the face. After that they wear wings on their shoulders, and they are called ' angels’, since they have now become “women”.