September 8th, 2010
10:42 AM ET

The meanings behind the head coverings

[cnn-video url=http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2010/09/08/dougherty.afghan.hats.cnn]

In Afghanistan, almost everyone wears a head-covering: scarves, turbans, hats. They've done it for thousands of years. Each headdress has a history and each sends a message that non-Afghans often don't understand - or misinterpret.

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  1. Diana Tacey

    Jill, I enjoyed your report on the history and explanation of head coverings in Afghanistan. Thank you for taking the time to learn about and share the information with us. Gaining knowledge about a society's culture and customs helps improve understanding.

    September 12, 2010 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. Common Sense

    180* + LIES = 360*

    September 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Islame

    Any questions?

    September 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |