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post #441 of 1083
For snoods I love http://headcoverings-by-devorah.com/



she also sells on Etsy.
post #442 of 1083
The oath I swore when I started covering was to do so until my hair was long enough to tie into a knot. As I'd just shaved my head a few months before, I'll not be cutting it for a good long while. It's just past my shoulders now, in the back, but shorter on top. I may get it trimmed to even it out at some point, but not until I can do so and still have it long enough to put in a ponytail/bun, which it just barely is now.
post #443 of 1083
I found something for work!!!! ::

I got an open-work beret from Target for 9.99! Not bad, esp if I am not fond of it for work. So- JOY! ::
post #444 of 1083
P&L that beret is cute!
post #445 of 1083
Has anyone ever ordered from New Creation Apparel? They have quite a lot of long skirts. I've been looking and looking and looking for an ankle-length brown skirt, so I just ordered the liberty tweed skirt ... I'll post if its nice.
post #446 of 1083
Ooohhhhhhhhh, look at the embroidered ones! :

And they have long maternity skirts too! I wish I had known about them when I was pregnant.
post #447 of 1083

Another Covered Mama Here

Hi Ladies,

I am a Pagan mama who has been covering for 2 years. I cover whenever I leave the house, or when we have company. I have no specific style, but try to cover as much hair as possible. I am a Roman Recon Pagan, and Roman women in society covered their hair. So, since I am trying to recon the religion as closely as possible, I just felt called to cover my head.

I use snoods, hijabs, and tichels as my main choices for out of the house. I use anabaptist styles in my home, and add a large sun hat/bonnet when I am outside in the garden (which this time of year looks more like a desert). I try to dress modestly, but do not shy away from jeans/pants when I do not feel like wearing a skirt. I wear makeup on very rare occasions, but for the most part do not find it necessary. Oh, and I do have a few togas for my yard in the summer here in SW FL. I need bug spray, and they are reserved for when I am walking into the oak hammock that is my back yard. I wear a shawl until I get into the woods, and then deposit it on a tree. This is where I meditate, hold commune with my ancestors. I have actually read all of the pages in this thread, and find it wonderful that so many women, with such different backgrounds, can all share this common thread in life.
post #448 of 1083
FeyFellow, I had no idea before coming to this thread that there are pagans who wear headcoverings. Could you elaborate more on your beliefs and why you cover? I find this topic to be totally fascinating.
post #449 of 1083
For some reason, I feel (from my expeirience), that more and more women are being called by their God or Gods and Goddesses, to cover their heads, for no explicit reason. Maybe more people are tuning back in? I'm not sure why, but I've known SOOOO many people from all walks of life, (and religions) who say "the way I practice my religion does not demand I cover my hair, but I feel like God wants me to, and I want me to, so I do" (I use God here as a term to indicate any divine/spiritual higher power of any gender that the speaker believes in. the english language requires me to choose a number and gender.)
post #450 of 1083
I don't know about gods or goddesses, but my HUSBAND has been calling me to grow out my hair for about four years now, do I just ordered $45.90 worth of headcoverings (hijab underscarves) through this site. The prices are awesome!

Hopefully thye'll look great and I'll get it together enough to post pics when they arrive... seriously 1/4 the price of the three-seam turbans that my mother charmingly calls "cancer hats." (She's a cancer survivor.)
post #451 of 1083

Sorry, a little long

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FeyFellow, I had no idea before coming to this thread that there are pagans who wear headcoverings. Could you elaborate more on your beliefs and why you cover? I find this topic to be totally fascinating.
Married women of Rome wore a 3 layer dress togo out of the house. An under tunic, the stola (this is what I refer to as a toga), and a Palla (which is a very long wrap). They had to wear these for modesty once married. They were all about hair styles, depending on which cycle of the Empire they were living in. However, and contrary to popular belief, married women were required to keep most of their bodies covered. They were allowed to have their arms uncovered in the summer, and I know that mine are kept covered if I am not in public/the sun. They also wore wigs to cover their own hair, and the Palla was used to put a drape over their heads when they went out into public.

That was the very brief (goodness we could be here all day ) lesson on one instance of Roman history. As for my reasons/beliefs, I TAW Magelet. My reason for covering fulltime (smaller ones in my home with my family) is to feel that my Gods are with me at all time, and to honor them. I did not have these feelings until I became a Mom though. I also fought it tooth and nail! Finally, I started small and infrequently, but took the plunge one day, and have not looked back.

I was drawn to honor my Roman Gods/Goddesses, but I still see them as manifestation of one Almighty (no gender) Being. Let me tell you how thrilled about all of this my NA family is. I agree with the Sikh belief that all paths lead to the same God, he just has different faces. I know that not everyone would agree, but that's what feels right to me.

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For some reason, I feel (from my expeirience), that more and more women are being called by their God or Gods and Goddesses, to cover their heads, for no explicit reason. Maybe more people are tuning back in? I'm not sure why, but I've known SOOOO many people from all walks of life, (and religions) who say "the way I practice my religion does not demand I cover my hair, but I feel like God wants me to, and I want me to, so I do" (I use God here as a term to indicate any divine/spiritual higher power of any gender that the speaker believes in. the english language requires me to choose a number and gender.)
: She took the words right out of my brain.
post #452 of 1083
so feyfollow, at this point, I am going to ask for pics. Cause, you know, inquiring minds need to know
post #453 of 1083
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I agree with the Sikh belief that all paths lead to the same God, he just has different faces.
Ot and I didn't know it was a Sikh belief in particular, but : 200%.

I'd love to see some pics too, always a fan of pics of new ways to cover.
post #454 of 1083
here is my most recent haircovering accessory:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...6/DSCF0007.jpg
post #455 of 1083
I FINALLY got my hair up in the bun style wrap! w00t!!!!

I used my scarf from my previous picture as an underscarf. WOW, does that make a difference! I feared it would feel like there was too much on my head, but it doesn't. And I : how the bun style makes me look like I have more hair than I really do

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...6/DSCF0008.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...6/DSCF0010.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...6/DSCF0012.jpg
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Some Pics

Okay, the pink scarf I got today at Target on sale for $10. Also, since I read some of you ladies were looking for Linen (in posts past), they had those on sale also. I usually buy mine from women that make them, but I could not pass this pink one up! I actually have a set of scrubs that this would so match!! LOL. The small (anabaptist style covering) isn't the greatest pic, but DH ran out to play with DS before I could get him to take the pic. The one with me covered from head to toe is because I was able to pull out all of my heavy clothes for this day. The high that day was 44 degrees! That was a record high for this far south in FL.

I hope this works, I am not great at linking things

Okay, since none of them worked, and I think Pagan Mamas are so in need of contacting each other, I figured I would just start a Blog! LOL

http://headcoveringpaganmom.blogspot.com/
post #457 of 1083
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Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove View Post
I FINALLY got my hair up in the bun style wrap! w00t!!!!

I used my scarf from my previous picture as an underscarf. WOW, does that make a difference! I feared it would feel like there was too much on my head, but it doesn't. And I : how the bun style makes me look like I have more hair than I really do

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...6/DSCF0008.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...6/DSCF0010.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...6/DSCF0012.jpg


OOOOOHHHH, I love the bun style. I have done it a few times, but it never stays long enough at work.
post #458 of 1083
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Originally Posted by feyfollow View Post
OOOOOHHHH, I love the bun style. I have done it a few times, but it never stays long enough at work.
tellin ya what- underscarves, underscarves, underscarves!
post #459 of 1083
you know I used to use them. I guess I am just going to have to go back to them!
post #460 of 1083
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Tichels rock. They're so comfy and IMO, pretty. I wish I didn't get so much flak for wearing one. I played a volleyball tourney today in a headcovering. Of course, since I'm in Lancaster, I was so not the only one. There was a cute Mennonite teenager on one of the high school teams who played in a jean skirt, sketchers, and a lace doily. :
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