Orthodox Christian Head Scarf from Georgia

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All of the headscarves are 70 cm x 70 cm (25.5 in x 25.5 in) and are made from pure silk.

These can be placed over the head and tied at the back or left to drape. Attach a clip if you'd like, or you can purchase your own style of clip and sew it on where you prefer.

After church these double as a beautiful scarf to wear for comfort and protected from the wind and sun.

Diverse clothes are kept in the ethnography of Georgia.  Mandili, the same as a headdress, was considered an essential part of national clothing.  It was mainly widespread in the highlands of eastern Georgia (Khevsureti, Tusheti) and had a special meaning.  Wearing mandili was mandatory for married women, and they were not allowed to meet family members and older people without this accessory.  Disputes between adversaries were solved by throwing mandili among them:  they had to stop arguing after that, since it was a shame not to take mandili into account.