Religious clothing refers to any type of clothing that holds religious meaning or significance for devotees of a particular tradition. Religious clothing is multifarious, represented in a variety of articles, styles, variations, and meanings. Religious vesture can serve as a symbol of tradition, culture, political affiliation, or level of office. Such clothing can also function on a personal or practical level for religious individuals. Religious garb can be a contentious issue in civil society but can also induce greater religious commitment and understanding. Religious clothing becomes one of the most visual representations of a tradition within the current era of globalization.

For some, particular forms of head coverings are of significance, such as the Islamic veil, the Jewish kippah, the Sikh turban, or the Roman Catholic ...

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