Headcover, decorated with cross stitch in a variety of colours, tassels and coins. It is made up of two strips, one running around the face and down each side, stitched to another which runs from the crown down the back of the head. Short horizontal bands connect these pieces. The piece framing the face has a row of triangular pieces stitched along the front edge, from which tassels hang. The rear piece has coins attached at intervals.

Collection Information

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