Thursday, April 30, 2009


Dear Readers, please check out this article at:

"TALES FROM AN AMERICAN NOMAD: I Have an Idea...". She writes,

I'm thinking of hosting a blog carnival. I'd like the subject it is focused on to be head-covering. If you know of either a female Jewish, Christian, or Muslim blogger who covers her hair for religious reasons, either tell me about her, or tell her about me. I think it would be an interesting subject for a carnival. A kind of celebration, and another way for head-covering women to speak out and create awareness of why we do what we do.

Read all of her idea at the link above. Looks very interesting, doesn't it?



Friday, April 24, 2009

"Mantilla the Hon"

Sort of humourous discussion of mantilla headcovering at "Standing on My Head," :

Mantilla the Hon
Famous ecclesiastical fashionista, Mantilla Amontillado comments on her particular headgear

OK hon. You asked me why I wear the mantilla. It's easy. I wear the mantilla first of all because it looks good and because it is ridiculous. You think hats are simply to keep your head warm? You're crazy, then everybody would just wear a woolen stretchy hat.

No a good hat is something, you know, slightly crazy. A good hat stands the world upside down. A really good hat is totally useless and reminds everyone that not everything has to be useful and that useful is usually another word for ugly.

Still. This is not ugly. No. This mantilla is to look good. So what's wrong with looking good? Also, it is for something else. The Bible says women should cover their heads in church. When I wear the mantilla I'm saying, "Look here. I believe the Bible." In this day and age, that's ridiculous too. You see, it is the way I fly the flag. It is my way of saying, "I'm a Christian, and what are you going to do about it?"

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There is more at the website linked above. Check it out. Photo above is from the link too, so just click on the title link to read the story and see a larger version of the photo.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pictures and descriptions from around the world online

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, "Meterdown" posted:
"Diversity Of The World's Cultures Hats And Caps"

Hats and headresses are a tribute to the diversity of the world's cultures. Not only does the variety of shapes and materials speak to human ingenuity and creativity, but knowledge of the hat can provide insight into a culture. Some of the most decorative and colorful headdresse are worn by people who wear little else in the way of clothing. And seemingly, those who have the widest choices of fashion, wear the least imaginative hats, if they wear any at all.

Pictures in a Jerusalem exhibition

Jerusalem - Exhibition Examines Issue of Women's Head Covering in Orthodox Judaism
Jerusalem - So, what does a women's head covering look like? The immediate answer would be a hat or a scarf, but the eight artists participating in the "Glu-ya" exhibition, which opens at the Lifschitz Teachers' College in Jerusalem on Thursday, have a rather different perception of the issue.

Head covering for women is a significant topic in the modern ultra-orthodox discourse. The artists – two men and six women, share with the viewers their contemplations: Some from a critical perspective, others from an emphatic one or as a challenging foundation for artistic creation.

The possibility of examining the issue through emphatic eyes can be seen in the work of Micha Simchon, "Covered Women", which seeks to examine the subject not as an act of female oppression by men, but rather as a celebration of women's free choice in a world where freedom from religion and freedom of religion are considered equal expressions of personal choice.
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Full article and comments at the title linked above. Photo above from this website.

Original article(?) :
"In their head"
"New exhibition examines complex issue of women's head covering in Orthodox Judaism and presents both emphatic and critical views of this religious obligation"
David Sperber; Published: 04.23.09, 00:52

Head Covering Event in Queens

Date: 4/23/2009 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

: Queens Museum of Art - New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park


Title: Queens Borough President's 2nd. Annual Immigrant H

Details: Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall is proud to host her second annual Immigrant Heritage Week event, celebrating the diversity of Queens, the most multi-ethnic county in New York City. This year's event, "Hats Off to You! A Celebration of Head Coverings from Around the World in Queens," will focus on the hats and head coverings that have religious, cultural, and/or personal significance to Queens residents. Members of Borough President Marshall's Queens General Assembly and Immigration Task Force will share the meanings behind these hats and head coverings. The public is welcome to participate in this cross-cultural exchange as well. Audience members are encouraged to participate by sharing information about hats and head coverings that they wear to the event, and by having their photos taken for a future exhibit at Queens Borough Hall. Performances will be part of the program, and international food will be served.

Contact: 718-592-9700

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"The Look"

Two ladies reflect on their outward appearance today.

"Modesty, headcoverings and the controversy" in the blogspot "Raggedy Cottage and Garden," is a response to the thoughts by dear "Veiled Glory" in "Modest and Effective" at wordpress. "Raggedy" posts this summary thought: "I think it is strange how so many people know the phrase....don't judge a book by its cover.....but yet they continue to do so with or without their apparent understanding of the scripture."

Here we are praying along with Anna and her husband: "Lord, show us how to be modest and effective," as we seek to find the way to shine the Light while being "unconventional".

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"a great hat can change your day"

piperandpaisley's Shop Announcement
"A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it's the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it's the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over, and to make all men feel masculine about. A piece of magic is a hat." (Martha Sliter)

Check out this etsy site, PiperAndPaisley, for some cute hat head coverings.

Found from a Google search, through

Monday, April 20, 2009

Free Advertising for Modest Clothes and Headcoverings


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Here's one of the YouTube videos from the ClothesAndStuff Head Scarf Tying Guide, "Triangle basic and bun". More videos at the clothesandstuff website.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Another Roman Catholic Discussion

I am sorry that I haven't spent the amount of time that I was able to in the past, posting numerous articles from various backgrounds, but I do hope that the amount of old articles and posts, and links in the right-hand side bar, serve to help those who are seeking information on headcoverings.

Today, I came across this article: "Return to Our Roots, Both Scriptural and Traditional, posted by divinemercy on Apr 9th, 2009 at "What Every Catholic Knew". The reasoning of the poster seems to be summed up in this statement: "Returning to this tradition will serve to further reinforce the message that the Catholic Church is the same today as it was yesterday, and the time honored customs of the Church have not died out, but on the contrary, live and breath through a new generation of Catholic women." The article is based on one posted by Catholic Knight, which is linked in the article.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Changes in Roman Catholic Worship

An observation made in "Latin in Patton: 4/5/09 Johnstown [PA] Tribune Democrat article", concerning the return to old ways in the local Catholic congregation. "For the first time in more than 30 years, Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Patton is providing the all-Latin Mass, the only church in the diocese to do so.
Many supporters of the traditional Tridentine Mass are convinced that it is a priceless gift that must never be forgotten."

“Ironically, older people started coming out of a spirit of nostalgia, but they discovered a reverence for the deep and sacred character of the old Mass,” Kopp said.

And younger families have found that the old Mass teaches the centrality of Christ in the Catholic faith.

The focus of the old Mass is God, not man.

This article details much of this style of worship. Of interest to headcovering Christian women is this paragraph, one small part of the difference: "Some women in the congregation have returned to the practice of wearing chapel veils, a head covering that displays reverence to the Lord and modesty."

Read the entire article for more description and information.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Head Covering Wikibook

Barei Lev posts this information, Friday, March 27, 2009:
Just a short entry right now, looking for anyone interested in contributing to a project.

I discovered Wikibooks a couple weeks ago, and became very excited about doing a few projects there. If you are not familiar with it, Wikibooks is an open-content site for creating textbooks. It is very research-based, not about personal experience or opinions. I am working on two projects that I thought might be of interest to readers here. These projects are:

1) Headcovering - This book has just been set up, and you can see it here. I am interested in doing a book on religious headcoverings (or headcoverings in general, but I am thinking an emphasis on covering for religious purposes), the history and official reasons for them. In other words, I would be interested in religious primary texts, traditional sources, what current leaders/scholars have to say on the topic. No particular religion, anyone who does or has information on this practice is welcome.

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1 Corintians 11 study

"A Separated People" writes, Thursday 2 April 2009:

Recently, I read another post from modestme7 ( ) about why she wears a headcovering. This was a topic I had looked into before and, after asking people I respect, went with the popular opinion of " a woman's long hair is her covering" . After reading her blog, it stirred the question in me again. I began to search for the answer, this time in the Bible and the only One I trust. The answer was quite different.

Please read her short study at the title linked above, as well as the article linked to in this first paragraph.

"Balmoral chic"

I love the Queen.

March 29, 2009
From the article in

"Dust off the corgis and the headscarf - Her Majesty rules this winter, writes Rachel Wells.

"Queen Elizabeth II would have to be one of the strangest style icons to have emerged in recent years.

"In 2007, she appeared on British Vogue's Definitive List of Most Glamorous Women and last year, Agyness Deyn, a style icon herself, listed the Queen as her favourite fashion icon.

"Last month, Deyn was styled to look like the Queen in the debut issue of Conde Nast's new bi-annual glossy, Love magazine, complete with regal gown and ornate choker from Lanvin, white gloves and her platinum hair set in Her Majesty-style curls. The resemblance was uncanny.

"But it is not the Queen's signature skirt suits, boxy handbags and sensible court shoes, nor her crown jewels, that have earned her style icon status.

"Rather it is the wardrobe she favours while holidaying at Balmoral in the north of Scotland that has won her such high esteem in fashion circles - tartan skirts teamed with waxed-cotton Barbour jackets, silk headscarves (knotted under the chin, of course) and a pair of wellies."

story continues at the above link