Monday, July 31, 2017

Veiling Practices Around the World

Are Muslims the only religious group to to use the veil? What type of Muslim veil did the French government ban? Do East African women wear a veil? Are Muslim veiling practices similar around the globe?

These are the types of questions that a website called "ReOrienting the Veil" attempts to answer. Designed by the University of North Carolina Center for European Studies, it outlines veiling practices in the three Abrahamic religions in one section.

In another section, the website examines how veiling is practiced in different countries, specifically France, East Africa, and Turkey.

Finally, you can look at some of the most famous images of women and veiling in a section about the visual arts.

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