Woman's head sash. Black cotton fabric embroidered at either end with three rows of rectangular motifs formed of four red and four white triangles around a cetral point. Below this the scraf is trimmed with stamped white metal discs above an embroidered border of tiny stitches, with a square cross stitch motif to the side of each disc. The scarf is edged at either end with bright red tassels, each of which is attached to the scarf through three blue plastic beads.

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