Artificial hair piece for a bride, Skopje, Macedonia. Headdress for a woman in the form of a false plait made from strands of twined black cord. These hang in two groups, each group attached at the top to a coin, one a Maria Theresia dollar, the other Imperator Franciscus. Each group of strands is decorated with a row of white beads linking them together, below which the middle strands are formed into a thick plait about half way down. At this point two red and two cream cords which hang down, one from each coin, are wrapped around the plait, with further red yarns dividing the the black strands into half a dozen or so bunches, the ends hanging free. The head dress is fixed to the back of the head by means of two metal hooks, one at each side, an inch or so from the top.

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