"woman in a bourka"

Two women in burqas
Creative Commons AttributionTwo women in burqas - Credit: WeFt
A bourka - usually spelled burqa or burka - is a garment worn by some Muslim women, covering the entire body and the face (apart from the eyes which are sometimes covered with a net).   Although the wearing of the burqa is associated with Islam, it is considered to be more a cultural custom rather than a religious one.