sin-ná; headdress (ceremonial artefacts & rank insignia); textile

Ceremonial headdress ('sin-ná') made from 7 curved bamboo slats which are covered with coloured cotton fabric and decorated. The slats are fanned out at the front, and threaded onto a length of metal wire. At the back all are held together by a strip of cotton, which has wire looped around it twice. On either side of the tie at the back are 2 points where the slats are held in place by string threaded through each one. The bottom slat is covered in black textile and edged in red. The black ground is decorated by applied rectangles of mother of pearl. The other slats are alternatingly covered with pink, or red textile with cream dots. The top 2 covered in pink are decorated with adhered sequins. The top slat is surmounted with looped wire.

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