A veil is an article of clothing, worn almost exclusively by women, that is intended to cover some part of the head or face.

One view is that as a religious item, it is intended to show honor to an object or space. The actual sociocultural, psychological, and sociosexual functions of veils have not been studied extensively but most likely include the maintenance of social distance and the communication of social status and cultural identity. In Islamic society, various forms of the veil have been adopted from the Arab culture in which Islam arose.

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Famous quotes containing the word veil:

    Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    [Montesquieu] lifted the veil from the venerable errors which enslaved opinion, and pointed the way to those luminous truths of which he had but a glimpse himself.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    For me, it is as though at every moment the actual world had completely lost its actuality. As though there was nothing there; as though there were no foundations for anything or as though it escaped us. Only one thing, however, is vividly present: the constant tearing of the veil of appearances; the constant destruction of everything in construction. Nothing holds together, everything falls apart.
    Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)