Burko is a black crepe veil used by peasant women of the Nile valley (the Fellah) in the 11th century. It hangs from the turban through a hollow brass quill that goes from the eyebrows to the nose, leaving only the eyes visible. This kind of “scarf-turban,” restyled and redesigned, in silk or wool and in a variety of colors, has more than once come back in fashion as a hat.