hawk hood

Leather falconry hood, covered with a fawn coloured textile and embroidered with peacocks on each side in brass coloured metallic thread. Two circulars flowers are embroidered on top in silver coloured metallic thread. The base of the hood has a length of green leather threaded through it, from which two green silk tassels hang. On the top is a crest of brass metallic thread with a section of leather decorated with pink silk thread.

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