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head covering or decoration, protective or ceremonial, which has been an important part of costumecostume,
distinctive forms of clothing, including official or ceremonial attire such as ecclesiastical vestments, coronation robes, academic gowns, armor, and theatrical dress.
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 since ancient times. Its style is governed in general by climate, available materials, religion or superstition, and the dictates of fashion. The most primitive form consisted of varied styles of hairdressinghairdressing,
arranging of the hair for decorative, ceremonial, or symbolic reasons. Primitive men plastered their hair with clay and tied trophies and badges into it to represent their feats and qualities.
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. Protective head coverings include the hathat,
headdress developed from the simple close-fitting cap and hood of antiquity. The first hat, which was distinguished as such by having a brim, was the felt petasus of the Greeks, which tied under the chin and was worn by travelers.
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, cap, hood, helmet, wigwig,
arrangement of artificial or human hair worn to conceal baldness, as a disguise, or as part of a costume, either theatrical, ceremonial, or fashionable. In ancient Egypt the wig was worn to protect the head from the sun; short-haired and in many tiers or long and thickly
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, and veilveil,
a feature of female costume from antiquity, especially in the East, where it was worn primarily to conceal the features. In modern times it is worn to enhance the face.
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. Ceremonial headdress, which is often highly symbolic and steeped in tradition, includes all head coverings and headdressings that indicate rank, profession, or religion, as well as those worn in ritualistic ceremonies, games, and contests. Examples are the feathered war bonnet of the Native American, the peacock feathers of the Manchu, the Eastern turban, the Turkish fez, the cardinal's hat, the nun's coif and veil, the marriage crowns, the judge's wig, the academic cap (mortarboard), and many others.
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Who is she to provide authoritative approval to use the traditional headdress in such a way?
The pic shows the reality star on a colourful rug beside a miniature teepee with a giant feather headdress glimmering in the sunshine behind her, as she sits with her eyes closed, Mirror reported.
Prince Buthelezi, in an interview in the Sunday Telegraph, said: "They had lots of interesting Zulu artefacts in their museum, including a headdress which belonged to King Cetshwayo from when they conquered Ulundi and burned down his palace.
This painting (all works cited, Untitled, 2013) shows a stiff, white, pompous headdress drifting in a marl-like background of broad brushstrokes.
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Initially, those who joined the Commandos kept their parent regimental headdress and cap badges.
Today, she says, it's only a handful of girls in Yemen's dwindling Jewish community that don the traditional Yemeni headdress.
But the fact something as innocuous and colourful as a headdress should attract the wrath of religious and military groups is a point not, perhaps, to be dismissed lightly, particularly on the occasion of International Women's Day (which fell on 8 March).
Her husband, Jaiprakash Singh, customs and excise commissioner, has confirmed to M AIL T ODAY that Jatin- Lalit and her son have identified her headdress and a rudraksh chain that she used to wear.
Richard Move, known for his outrageously funny reimaginings of Martha Graham, says donning a headdress signals performance readiness.
A MAN living as an Apache Indian will not be prosecuted for wanting to turn badger paws and eagle wings into a headdress.