Cover Thy Head

Opening October 28, 2012. As part of our newest exhibit, entitled Cover Thy Head: headdresses and identities, the Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum is…
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a man wearing a judge's robe with a fake moustache on his head
Donald Zaldin, Barrister’s Wig: Wigs for Court conform to a prescribed basic design of frizzed crown and rows of curls and tails.
a man in a turban and tie poses for a photo against a blue background
Gurtej Singh, Security: Personally, I think wearing a turban is an amazing feeling. It feels like a Crown on my head and a blessing of God.
Meital Itzkovich-Manfredi,  Creative Arts Coordinator:  The Peineta is a decorative comb worn by women in Spain, particularly in the Southern region of Andalucía. Art, Synthetic Materials, Worn, Shell, Exhibition, The Southern, Carnation
Meital Itzkovich-Manfredi, Creative Arts Coordinator: The Peineta is a decorative comb worn by women in Spain, particularly in the Southern region of Andalucía.
an old man wearing a knitted hat next to a tree
Yaakov Gladstone,Kippah made by the Abayudaya of Uganda: I am an active member of Kulanu, an organization that reaches out to lost or developing Jewish communities. My kippah is an example of the handwork created by the Abayudaya Jews in Uganda.
a group of older women sitting next to each other on top of a wooden bench
Museum Committee Volunteers. Click on the photo to learn more.
a man wearing a blue polo shirt standing in front of a brick wall
Ian Leventhal, Museum Committee Volunteer: In the upper regions of the Nile, not far from the Aswan Dam, is the island Temple of Philae. I was taken with the bright colours and bold geometry of these “African Kippahs" and had to have one.
an article in the fashion - able residents on parade
Baycrest resident fashion show 1962: Image courtesy Phyllis Spivak. Click on the photo to learn more.
an old photo of a man in uniform with medals and medal pins on the wall
Photograph of Rabbi Monson and military medals: On loan from the Jewish Canadian Military Museum. Click on photo to learn more.
Canadian Armed Forces Cap belonging to Rabbi Monson:  Affectionately called “The Peoples’ Rabbi” Ottawa, Canada, War, Canadian Armed Forces, Armed Forces, The Canadian, World War Two, Canadian Army
Canadian Armed Forces Cap belonging to Rabbi Monson: Affectionately called “The Peoples’ Rabbi”
a black hat is sitting on a blue surface
Cab Owner Cap and Badge, Metro Toronto,1967
a red hat with white buttons and wires attached to the top of it, sitting on a mannequin's head
EEG CAP: By Claire Salloum and Alice Kim. This EEG (or electroencephalography) cap holds 65 electrodes and is designed to record electrical brain activity from the surface of the head.
a white mannequin head wearing a gold hat
Gold-colour headcover
a woman wearing a black hat standing in front of a wooden bench with greenery
Miriam Selick Student, Summer Arts Projects: Family was extremely important to my Bubby and she often wore this hat at family celebrations, like weddings and bar mitzvahs. To me, this hat is a reminder of the importance of being there for your family.
a man sitting on a bench holding two stuffed animals and an owl in his hands
Dr. Peter J. Whitehouse Visiting Researcher Professor Owell’s Top Hat
Marge Mintz:   My mother was a milliner; she decorated and trimmed hats in a factory. Hats, Milliner, Marge, Mother
Marge Mintz: My mother was a milliner; she decorated and trimmed hats in a factory.