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Amish Customs: Women’s Head Coverings

Kopp or Bonnet, What’s the Difference?   Most Amish women and girls wear a kopp—hair covering—indoors their whole lives long. In most communities, girls will wear black koppa, until they reach adolescence, except for special occasions when they wear white koppa, such as for funerals. However, this is different in Lancaster County where girls will wear no covering until they …

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Speaking of Bonnets and Head Coverings

My friend, Shirley Hershey Showalter, has done a thought-provoking blog post called Mennonite Bonnet and Covering Stories in preparation of the joint talk she and I have scheduled for next Tuesday, February 25, in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. This talk is sponsored by the Milanof-Schock Library and will be held at the Mount Joy Mennonite Church. We are going to be speaking about what wearing …

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