Weekend writer’s block. (inspiration for desperate times)

I know I forgot to post one of these last week but what can I say other then life got in the way again.Untitled

 

Today I have a piece of world building for you.

This is a world where social ranking is important.
This has lead to the woman wearing a headdress on their heads to hide their hair to show respect to men. These headdresses are covered in hand stitched patterns that show which family and rank the women are.
These patterns are stitched by their mothers until they marry into a different family which is when their mother in-law stitch it.
The colors are normally their house color for the rich noble woman. The peasant woman normally wears a headdress made of a brown or grey material.
The young priestesses wear white headdresses while the higher ranking ones simply have their heads shaved.
For a woman to show her hair is considered outrageous and scandalous. The last time someone was daring enough to go about without her hair covered with at least a cloth she had been stoned within the day.

What do you think would be the rest of this society’s rules? Would this change how the women carry themselves? Can you think of an interesting character to go with this?

 

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    • enetteventer

      I think that although most writing is fiction it does draw from real life. It’s a powerful tool that is often ignored these days but that let’s people address these issues in a way that is more comfortable in the world we live in.
      I’m glad to see this post caught your attention, you have given me things to think about so thank you for the comment.

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