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Women's History Month - Iconography of the Church Hat

The crown. The mental altar. The highest point of the body closest to the heavens. From hairstyles to head coverings, people across lands and different faiths practice grooming and celebrating this sphere of the body. If the face is what others look at in determining a first impression, the crown comes in at a close second.

No people are immune to engaging in acts of adornment, embellishment or ornamentation of the head as reflections of their culture. The heads of people in spiritual communities reflect their relationship to their environment whether the expression is big and bold or minimalist and simple.

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