A Jewish Sheitel
Sheitel (Yiddish: שייטל‎, sheytl; שייטלעך, sheytlekh or שייטלען, sheytlen; Hebrew: פאה נוכרית‎) is a wig or half-wig worn by some Orthodox Jewish married women in order to conform with the requirement of Jewish law to cover their hair. Purpose This practice is part of the modesty-related dress standard called tzniut. The word is probably