coat (clothing: outerwear); hair ornament (clothing: accessories); hat (clothing: headwear)

Girl's coat in red with false arms joined at the back, decorated with embroidered leaves, white buttons, sequins, tassels and beads. See 1999.197, which has similar patterns and colours on the false arms/tails (3 black and 2 inner purple bands).

With 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.

Also with a red, densely embroidered, home-made girl’s cap in a dome shape, with a plait cover. Four rams are depicted frontally in white, green, black and yellow, edged with black, yellow and blue in dense embroidery. The walls of the hat have a motif of eight pointed stars, with borders of chequerboard above and ‘Jacob’s ladder’ below. The plait cover has similar decoration in its weave and is fringed with tassels in black, ochre, red, green and blue. The tassels are supported on pearl-like beads. On the top are pink, red and yellow feathers.

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