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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