The length of clothing, like dresses, is strictly governed by the Ordnung of the community.
They are very distinctive due to their simplicity of dress and lifestyle and their shunning of modern technology – preferring to drive in horse-drawn buggies than cars.
Funerals are held in the home of the dead and coffins are plain – hand made by the community.
Graves are dug by hand because the Amish believe that modern technology is a hindrance to family life – as a result they shun electricity and machinery.
Because men must grow their beards unrestricted and women their hair, it makes those two things prime targets for violence within or amongst differing Amish communities.
The attacks involve cutting off the hair of beard of the person to be punished.