Africa | Ethiopian Manuscript | ca. late 19th century | Manuscript on vellum, 3 pieces sewn together. Single column of text between a plain yellow border, written in black with the usual rubrics, in a variable late 19th or early 20th cent. räqiq hand. There are 4 talismanic paintings, coloured in blue, red and yellow.
Many Orthodox Christian women wear headcovering as a sign of obedience to God and in imitation of the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary. While some wear the headcovering only at church services or during private prayers, others elect to wear it full time.