Chapter: Body and Soul

Haube (head covering)

"Beautiful, stylish, yet reverent "
1915 Haube head covering black with lace & ribbons worn at Mennonite worship services Haube front


This 1915 Haube head covering, black with lace and ribbons, was worn by women at Mennonite worship services. The head covering became prominent as a visible marker of faith from the 1860s to the mid-twentieth century. Its ornate design, intricate details and expert craftsmanship speaks to women's roles and their agency within a patriarchal society.