Someone may correct me. I had to look up the term on the internet. What I see in everyday wear is on the bottom right. Plain white no adornment it is meant to convey quiet conservative and humble tradition. The others are more ceremonial perhaps. There are plenty of colorful bolts of cloth. But I mostly see white and a few, very few, dark solid colors for men. Women, it’s all black, head to toe… no ankle allowed.
I went through Ramadan a while back. For a non Muslim New Yorker it’s like plugging into an electrical socket with your fingers. Your life is completely upside down. Sure we had Ramadan in New York. It’s just that it had no impact on my life there. Here it’s a new world order in which work is 1 to 3PM and 10PM to 2AM. Stores and restaurants which already are sporadically open are even more mystifying. People stay up until 5AM and sleep all day to minimize the agony of fasting. My entire circadian rhythm was in disarray.
Add to that the fact that being on call meant you would be called at any hour of the day or night and you had the perfect road to insanity. It’s funny because in some ways it looks like Christmas with the colored lights and colored paper.
…which says that the construction must be safe. You can make it out of cardboard. Who cares? It’s one use only. You do need a crew to shove you over the cliff. See the safety nets to the side. But is it necessary to keep the cart attached? I keep thinking that this landing’s gotta hurt.
Sometimes it’s like watching a plane crash. You are too stupefied to turn your eyes from certain failure. These guys thought they were gonna fly?
This was the first to try… and fail. They couldn’t even keep it straight before it flew/fell.
Actually the contraption made a straight flight. But there was a lot of fill time for the DJ before the thing was pushed over the edge.