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Offline Elisha

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Types of head Coverings
« on: April 06, 2009, 02:40:33 AM »
Anyone seen this before?  I thought this might be something middle eastern (e.g. Lebanese, Palestinian or Jordanian), but maybe I'm wrong.  Anyone have an idea?  Those I have asked so far don't know....even suggested that it might be Jewish.  Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?

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Re: Types of head Coverings
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 02:47:44 AM »
Long, rectangular scarves can be quite comfortable and practical to wear.  I prefer them over other types of head coverings, especially when made of cotton, as cotton doesn't slip off your head so easily.  I never particularly associated them with an ethnic group, but they are not uncommon at my church, which is Armenian Orthodox.

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Re: Types of head Coverings
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 02:54:41 AM »

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Re: Types of head Coverings
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009, 06:55:10 AM »
Interestingly, in my parish, the women who cover their heads are either young or elderly. The young seem to prefer scarves, much like this, and the elderly, hats. No middle-aged women cover their heads, though.


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Re: Types of head Coverings
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009, 08:08:49 AM »
I don't think I've seen that style in person...
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Re: Types of head Coverings
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 01:22:25 PM »
Perhaps a merger with the converts and fake accents thread is in order?

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Re: Types of head Coverings
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009, 01:26:59 PM »
I've left the ends loose like that once in a while, since I can't stand things around my neck.  I prefer mantillas, though.

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Re: Types of head Coverings
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2009, 10:38:07 PM »
Perhaps a merger with the converts and fake accents thread is in order?

Why?