headband (clothing: headwear)

Woman's headband made of a narrow strip of stiff material covered with yellow fabric, with an applied pink band on the front further decorated with embroidery in green, yellow, and black. This front band is attached to a length of flexible material, possibly cane, covered in cream cloth. To each end of this has been attached a rectangle of barkcloth decorated with pink, purpkle and orange stripes and gathered together at the point where it is attached to the head band. The two barkcloth elements have been bound together to form the head band into a circle, and themselves to give the appearance of a bow. The bow would be worn at the back of the head.

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