headdress (clothing: headwear)

Headdress with support. (1) headdress made of vertical four sided front panel of fabric stretched on a frame coveredw ith white metal studs with three strands of seed beads hanging from two white metal diuscs at each side of top edge, which is decorated with maroon and red pompoms. At centre of top edge a third disc has wool strands in mnay colours hanging from it, and below it a white metal triangular plaque. Attached to the two sloping sides of this front panel are wing pieces of some stiff material covered in blue fabric and decorated with white metal discs and parallel rows of seed beads. From the top edge of the front panel a section of fbaric covers the back of the head, covered in white metal studs with a purple pompom at each side and two strands of mutli-coloured plastic beads below. From the inside of the headdress at either side hangs a triangular metal piece from which hangs a row of tinkling metal tubes. (2) White metal frame more or less traingular which supports headdress at front.

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