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Woman's headband made of a narrow strip of stiff material covered with yellow fabric, with an applied pink band on the front further decorated with embroidery in green, yellow, and black. This front band is attached to a length of flexible material, possibly cane, covered in cream cloth. To each end of this has been attached a rectangle of barkcloth decorated with pink, purpkle and orange stripes and gathered together at the point where it is attached to the head band. The two barkcloth elements have been bound together to form the head band into a circle, and themselves to give the appearance of a bow. The bow would be worn at the back of the head.


headband (clothing: headwear)

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  headband (clothing: headwear)

Sulawesi, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made:  Celebes 
Date made
early 20th century
Additional date information
date made:  early 20th century 
Date collected
Additional date information
date collected:  1930-32 

Materials & techniques
Additional material & technique information
technique: barkcloth (overall)
overall: 750 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 750 mm

donor:  Styles, Alan  1984 - 2012-12-19
previous owner:  Taylor, Harry  Undefined - 1984

Related subjects
object name: headbands (clothing: headwear)

Record created 2012-06-29 by RSHEPHERD
Record last updated 2017-06-21 by FKERLOGUE