Girl's headdress with a flat band of pale blue damask trimmed in black silk, lined with khaki cotton. The front is embellished with a lotus flower design with five recurved petals of pink silk with turquoise flower embroidery. The flower rests on a lotus leaf of green silk and is topped with a bright pink pompom and a bell. To the right of the flower is a half-closed lotus leaf of light green silk attached with a metal spring, while to the left is a lotus seedpod attached with a metal spring. The lotus petals, leaf and seedpod are edged with metal thread couched in orange silk thread. This headdress would have been worn in summertime.
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: email@example.com