head ring

Circular diadem or circlet made of a thin circle of a strip of wood mostly covered with red feathers tied on tightly with string. At one point of the circle, there are no feathers and the wood has been left on show (for perhaps a fifth of the circumference), and the feathers nearest this point are yellow.

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