headscarf

Headscarf from Egypt, made of black netted textile. The textile has a very open mesh, giving the scarf a transparent appearance. It is rectangular in shape. There are green, white red and blue sequins running around three edges of the scarf, with around a centimetre between each one. The one remaining long side has no decoration. At the centre of the decorated long edge there in a large dome of sequins in the same colours, surrounded by larger circular ones.

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