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|Collection:||Applied Art - Costume|
|Date:||1850 - 1920|
The Southall Collection is a major collection of Palestinian Dress dating from 1900-1930. It includes garments and accessories worn by nomadic Bedouin people as well as men, women and children living in Ramallah and Bethlehem.
This is probably a girl's head-dress, also known as wuqa or wuqayeh. It would have been placed flat on the head and tied under the chin as a bonnet by gathering the material at the back around the hair and fastening with hair bands. The piece of red linen has been trimmed with metal amulets.
|Presented as part of the Southall Collection, 1985.|
|Production Period:||19th/20th Century|
|Medium:||Brown linen, cotton applique, with coins attached and silk.|
|Place of Origin:||Palestine|