Donnerstag, 13. Juli 2017

Veiling, Unveiling and Re-veiling - A Headscarf Position

By Lina Elhage-Mensching 

While the debate about the veil is ongoing and “more countries restrict women’s ability to wear religious symbols or attire than require women to dress in a certain way”,[i] as concluded by the annual study published by the Pew Research Center in 2016 from which the following picture originates, it is interesting to reflect once again upon the origins of this piece of cloth that has acquired a growing symbolic significance in the last decades.