headscarf; marama

Woman's veil. A rectangular strip of cloth, very long, to warp around the head. The material is natural borangic silk, plain-woven. It has a geometric decoration of hexagonal bays, each with the four-leafed clover and its flower at the centre, and at the corners rectangles mostly containing a strip of metal thread decoration. The decoration is achieved by 'picking across' the threads with a further thicker silk or metal thread. These additional threads are white, red, gold-coloured or metal.

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