headdress (clothing: headwear)

A married woman's headdress, tantour. Decorated at top and bottom with horizontal bands of punched decoration; vertical columns of punched and embossed decoration in the central section along the length. This consists chiefly of floral and vegetal motifs, with two animal figures towards the lower end. The headdress is formed of a tube of silver, open at the base, which tapers towards the top, where it flares out into a short covered finial. Towards the lower end two small metal loops are affixed, one to either side, probably to secure the headdress in place. Box contains large, descriptive booklet containing information about the object.

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