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Plain Dressing Women's Head Coverings

Some plain women, but not all, wear a bonnet or some other covering over their cap or prayer covering. Black is the most common color, with blue a common option for unbaptized young women. While black is the most common color for bonnets, white is the most common color for head coverings. Still, some groups have unmarried women wear black caps, and a few have married women wear black caps. The ties on these caps are also significant, with some groups abandoning ties altogether, others requiring them but wearing them long and loose, and other groups using the ties to secure the cap to the head. In some groups black ties are worn after marriage. Hutterite women wear distinctive polka-dotted kerchiefs tied under the chin, over a close-fitting cap.

Traditionally, Quakers have worn bonnets ranging in color from black to gray-green to fawn. The caps have been white.

quaker head coverings caps bonnets plain women prayer covering kerchiefs
quaker head coverings caps bonnets plain women prayer covering kerchiefs
quaker head coverings caps bonnets plain women prayer covering kerchiefs
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Epistle 121
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To Friends, To take Care of such, who suffer for owning the Truth

(1) FRIENDS, In the Wisdom and Power of God dwell, by which all things must be ordered to his Glory, in which ye may do all things to his Glory; and that with Wisdom of God ye may order and preserve the Creation, and every thing that is good.

And if any Servants be convinced, and turned from their places for Truth's sake, Friends to be tender to them, that they be not lost; but that they may be preserved.

And if any Soldiers be put out of ...

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