5 responses to Why do Amish women cover their hair?
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    bob phillips
    Comment on hair (March 3rd, 2012 at 16:15)


    why dont amish women cut their hair,is their something in the bible or is it their belief.

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    Comment on I Corinthians 11 (March 3rd, 2012 at 20:03)

    I Corinthians 11

    Hi Bob:
    The Amish & other Anabaptists still practice the teaching of 1 Corinthians 11 so yes, it is a Biblical reason. In fact, in the Amish/Mennonite Behalt Information Center, there is a display of Coverings, with the Chapter of 1 Corinthians 11 posted to explain both the covering and the scriptures regarding long hair.

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    Amy Beth
    Comment on Looking for black crocheted covering pattern (March 24th, 2012 at 01:52)

    Looking for black crocheted covering pattern

    I cover my head, and am intersted if anyone out here has a pattern for the black crocheted Mennonite covering that some older ladies in PA used to use? I have tried ot find it searching online, but not successful so far. Would love to find it!

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    Deborah Martin
    Comment on Laundry (April 1st, 2014 at 20:16)


    What method is used to starch a prayer coverings? Please describe procedure from beginning to end and the ingredients needed. I need to starch a prayer covering which I own. I washed it and cannot get the crisp starch back into it. Thank you.

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      Comment on Starching Prayer Covering (April 1st, 2014 at 20:45)

      Starching Prayer Covering

      Hi Deborah,
      IF you do not get a reply here to your dilemma with your covering, you might want to ask (if you are on facebook) on the Amish Q & A facebook group. It’s a closed group but all you have to do is request to be a member. There are a lot of former Amish that post in there so they will see your question and probably have an answer.

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