clothing; headcloth

Headcloth formed of two lengths of handwoven cream cotton or linen fabric, hand stitched and bound together, one side hemmed, the opposite side with a fringe made from the warp ends and embroidered at one corner. This edge stitched in bands of blue, yellow, green, russet and blue above the fringing. Embroidery in the same colours and brown, the main part a wide band of red with details in the other colours, chiefly geometrical motifs.

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