Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Coming soon

Afterfeast of the Dormition.
Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy
Martyr Bassa of Edessa and her sons Theogonius, Agapius, and Pistus
August 21 Old Style

So I have written about what my covering doesn't mean. Next I will put together some thoughts on it does mean, at least to me.

But in the meantime take in the joy of this picture.


Anonymous said...

On the East coast there are groups of Rasta women that cover their heads all the time and they wear well made, long lasting,crocheted rasta tams/hats. In my region of the country, I haven't seen nary one rasta woman. I've heard that some Rastas have later gone Orthodox,but I'd guess that's in New York or Florida.
All this passed my mind while looking at this wonderful photo.

Monica, I wonder if you know anyone or a reputable website that sells rasta tams/hats. I have one that's beginning to fuzz after 6 years and I now live in an area with very little, if any, Rasta presence. I've bought berets and tam wannabees and they aren't the same, nor do they last as long.I guess I really need to learn to crochet them, but at this point it would take me a year to finish one!
Rastas don't seem to be the most technologically savvy folks so it's hard to find websites and those I find are so out of date or don't use paypal or secure payment methods.

Thanks for your help.


Monica said...

I know of Rastas that have gone Orthodox. Besides the US conversions there is activity in the Caribbean as well. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has a missionary presence in Jamaica and Trinidad mainly because of Emperor Haile Selassie's desire that Rastas hear the gospel :0) I have never been Rasta but the aesthetic and parts of the lifestyle have always appealed to me.

I asked my husband about shops online that sell tams (his locks are way longer than mine) but he didn't know of any sure good buys. I think contracting with someone on etsy might be an option. If I come up with anything else I will let you know.

Anonymous said...

Monica, thanks. I didn't know about the EOC presence in the Carribean;it is amazing that because of their admiration (adulation?) for Emp. Haile Selassie that Rastas would become Orthodox.Wow.

I've never been Rasta either but I also like some of their thinking and lifestyle. Though I grew 'bathroom dreads'I was somewhat inspired by rastas.If it weren't for some of the brave souls in the 6os that risked their livelihood and social status in order to wear locks there would never have been the groundswell of lock wearers in this country. We owe them much.

Now,what is etsy?And since I'm in an area that offers little in the way of haircare, can you recommend a good website on caring for locks and good hairproducts? Mine look so stringy, are always dry and constantly shred. Obviously,I need some kind of moisturizer.Do you wear a satin or silk scarve under your cotton scarves? I hadn't even thought of that until it was brought to my attention recently that cotton sucks the moisture and oil out of the hair.

I've already taken up too much of your time, forgive me.Thanks for your help, Monica.


Monica said...

The Rastafari/Haile Selassie/Ethiopian Orthodox connection is an extremely inspiring one. It gives me hope for missions in the US our country. I will do a blog post on that for sure.

Check out for tams and berets. You can even type rasta tam in the search engine and come up with a lot. I mostly wear wraps and scarves but when my locks get mega long I will start looking for a tam. I'll do a post on locks/hair care for coverers too. You are giving me so many ideas :0)

Anonymous said...

Thanks,etsy is great!