Actually the custom was for all of the females to wear some sort of headcovering. This denoted their standing and position within the village community.
Very young girls wore ribbons or rings of flowers or simple cloths tied under the chin.
The headcovering became more elaborate as the girl got older. Those girls who were ready to be married wore headpieces that were covered with ribbons, flowers, mirrors, coins, and anything that reflected light. This was to protect them from the evil eye; the evil eye would see it’s own reflection and would be chased away.
On her wedding day, the bride would be surround by her female relatives and perhaps the most important part of the ceremony would take place. They would remove her elaborate headpiece, braid her hair into single plait and wind it into a bun at the back of head. Then they would cover the bun with an embroidered cap. This symbolized that the bride was no longer a girl but an adult and functioning member of the village community.
After this ceremony, she never left her home without her marriage cap on her head.
In many regions, the marriage cap was often covered with another scarf for special occasions and for church services on Sunday. The kind of scarf, the color and the manner in which the scarf was tied or worn depended on the woman’s station in the village, the number of children she had, the number of grandchildren she had and whether or not she was a widow.
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