hair ornament (clothing: accessories); plait cover

Girl or woman’s plait cover or hair decoration in cotton, wool, metal, beads and bone. A black cloth-covered wooden bar is bound with red, black and white tablet-woven bands (possibly for attachment to the hair). From this bar hang three pendant bands: the central and widest band is tablet woven in black with two purple stripes; the two outer bands are in black tablet woven wool, each repaired with grey thread. The numerous tassles suspended from these bands are bound with red and yellow thread. Some tassles pass through white metal domes, or flattened circular and diamond shaped plaques with impressed motifs, before emerging as black tassles bound with small red, white and blue beads, yellow-white bone tubes, and ending with tufts of red hair.

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