Finnish Roots: Headgear

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Today, “the use of the veil in Muslim cultures has opened an eager discussion. Perhaps, learning more about western fashions and traditions helps us to see how recent the ladies’ habit of going bareheaded in pubic places actually is, in so-called western cultures as well. The regulation of covering ones head is only one of the many varying social rules we find when studying different folk traditions.”

(illustration is from the UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN HELSINKI’s webpage “In search of Finnish roots/Headgear in women’s lives.”)

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