Did Crimean Tatars cover their heads?

“Our grandmothers didn’t wear that” is one of the most common arguments in the dispute about whether Crimean Tatars covered their heads in ancient times. There are many old images, postcards and prints showing the appearance of women in the past. But this topic still very often becomes the subject of hot discussions. Ethnographer, specialist in the traditional Crimean Tatar costume Ulviye Ablayeva tells what historical sources and research say about it.