Temple Bands

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Temple Bands

 

metal ornaments woven into a woman’s hairdo. They appeared in the Bronze Age and were most common in the Middle Ages among Slavic peoples. Various tribes of eastern Slavs wore temple bands: the Krivichi wore bracelet-like bands, the Novgorod Slovenes diamond-shaped shield bands, the Viatichi bands with seven blade-shaped ornaments, the Radimichi seven-rayed bands, the Severianins spiral bands, and so forth.

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