Thursday, July 25, 2013

questions about coverings...

I have been asking a lot of questions since we arrived in India.  Questions about customs and questions about life. As we have been out and about I have noticed that many women have their heads covered. Naturally I was curious as to why.  I assumed that for some it was not strictly for religious purposes and that assumption was correct. 

some women may cover up because of the smog from all the traffic...

some women want to protect their hair from all the dust and dirt...

While others may cover up to escape the prying eyes of "aunties" who might see them out with a male friend.

No matter the reason for covering it is fascinating to witness the ingenuity of women.  From protecting their hair to protecting their identity...women around the world are clever enough to figure out what works best for them!


  1. Anonymous8:07 AM

    Love these pics! So interesting!

  2. I agree with Debbie Crawford, interesting captures of India ~ what an incredible experience for you and your love.

  3. this is why i love traveling when you get to experience people in their element and there is nothing strange about the way women dress!