Why Do So Many Religions Have Headwear?


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Hijabs, yarmulkes, habits, and dastars — why do so many religions have rules about hair?

The practice of covering hair is common across many faiths, so today we’re talking about various types of head coverings, their significance, and their use throughout history.

Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge
Produced by: Complexly for PBS Digital Studios

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Origin of Everything is a show about the undertold histories and cultural dialogues that make up our collective story. From the food we eat, to the trivia and fun facts we can’t seem to get out of our heads, to the social issues we can’t stop debating, everything around us has a history. Origin of Everything is here to explore it all. We like to think that no topic is too small or too challenging to get started!

Works Cited Compiled:

Quiet revolution: the veil’s resurgence, from the Middle East to America / Leila Ahmed.
Brill’s encyclopedia of Sikhism / editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Singh Mann, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt.
N. Gerald Barrier (2000) Competing visions of Sikh religion and politics: The chief Khalsa Diwan and the Panch Khalsa Diwan, 1902–1928, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 23:2, 33-62, DOI: 10.1080/00856400008723414.



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