Tuesday, March 2, 2010

headgear model

I am horribly backlogged - I have so many great pictures to post! Here are just some - a friend of mine graciously agreed to model the many forms of headgear found in his Jerusalem home.

And, there you are! All these hats are from one home, which as Jerusalem homes go, is not terribly hat obsessed. Most of them belong to the mother, which is pretty standard, as while the men can wear the same hat with all outfits, women tend to coordinate more. There are also hats for warmth, and of course, those just for fun. The final kepah in the collection is the one this young man wears on most days.

More to come soon!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

more Holy Saturday

This is the last Holy Saturday installment.

Many of the Ethiopians were wearing greenery of some sort on their heads. Maybe palm fronds?

This was the only black and white plaid I saw all day.

The miracle of the holy fire. I'm amazed no one set her hat on fire.

Many of the older women wore black scarves.

Again, a collection of different priest head coverings. Is there a meaning to them?

I hope all of you who celebrate Easter had a good one!

going to the chapel

These pictures were taken in the Old City, on the way to or from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Eastern Orthodox Holy Saturday.

A hedgehog enjoying the proceedings.

As a Westerner, the greased mullet causes me heartburn, but it is not uncommon here.

A baseball cap makes for a more casual look. Yes, he is riding on someone's shoulders and brandishing a sword - why do you ask?

A more Western hat.

Even little celebrators need hats!

The Christian Arab Scouts had a parade in honor of the day. They wore a variety of different caps to complete their uniforms:

There are different kinds of Eastern Orthodox priest headwear. I don't know the difference between them - do any of my readers?

I just liked the color.

I believe these are Ethiopian Orthodox. Not completely sure though.

Muslim hats. I saw these on the way, but presumably they were not headed the same direction as me.