The very first scarf that I (Rachel) ever wore on my head was a pashmina. When I had finally made the decision to start covering my hair, while waiting for my first Wrapunzel order in the mail, my husband and I went out to a funky boutique and picked out my very first tichel! We were totally overwhelmed with the racks and displays of fabric before us and it was definitely an awkward experience for both of us head wrapping-newbies. Having just binge-watched tutorials, I knew a little bit about what I should be looking for, but Zahari (my husband) was totally clueless. “How about this [super slippery] silk,” he suggested. “What about this handkerchief?” “Or maybe a sarong?” (thankfully, he’s learned a lot since then!)
But just when I was ready to throw in the towel, we arrived at the shelf of pashminas. There were not many patterns to choose from and the color selection was extremely limited, yet I was immediately drawn to these luxurious scarves and knew that I would need at least one in my budding tichel collection! They felt substantial, warm, soft against my skin and because I had been growing out a freshly-shaved head, knew that the additional bulk would help conceal the fact that I had no volume underneath the scarf of my own. In the end, I had no clue which color to choose and it was Zahari that picked out a purple paisley-patterned pashmina, which marked the beginning of not only my love affair with pashminas, but with the mitzvah of head covering, as well!
Many Wrapunzelistas share my fondness of pashminas and this week’s Challenge of the Week submissions truly highlight that fact! We saw pashminas with tails and pashminas tied in turbans. Once scarf challenges, and elaborate layered styles. What we’re left with is a collage that illustrates both the diversity of what you can do with these headscarf staples and the Wrapunzel community itself!
Looking for the reveal of this week’s theme and instructions for how to participate? Please scroll down to the bottom of this post!
For this week’s challenge, we’ve decided to start at the beginning. For some, the beginning might be yesterday and for others, the beginning might be last year! My beginning was with that pashmina my husband picked out… Let’s go way, way back, ladies!
Would you like to be featured in next week’s collage? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #myfirstwrapunzel. If you would also like them featured on next week’s blog post, make sure to also post them in the comments on the pinned post at the top of the Fangroup page, so we know to share them. We can accept up to 2 headshot-style photos per person – no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email your pictures to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Challenge of the Week.” Can’t wait to see what you create!!