headdress

Headdress made from a rectangular section of black fabric to half of which a further section, half its size, has been attached at the back, sewn along three sides thus forming a kind of pocket. The front is decorated with bands of applied red tape, which divides it into sections and define the edges. The half with the backing is embroidered chiefly with a section of spiral and another of floral motifs, in red, yellow and white. At the top edge to either side are lengths of white braid with black woven decoration in stripes.

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