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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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The different styles and forms of ornamentation of every tribe's headdresses each reflect different aspects of the group's traditional civilization and way of life.
bravery and enormous sacrifice--falls on the heels of similar disrespectful misappropriation by singer Pharrell Williams and reality television personality Khloe Kardashian, who each wore Native headdresses in recent photo-shoots.
Wearing headdresses or hats requires special attention to the fitting process.
Secured with a string over the head, such headdresses were worn by male dancers along with long gowns that concealed the body.
The three to five-year-olds who took part in a sponsored singalong, wearing animal headdresses, loved every minute of it.
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Mali, Segou; Bamana, Pair of Headdresses (Chiwara Kunw).
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The museum will house 7,000 objects from a collection of 800,000 vases, dolls, headdresses, and other items amassed by George Gustav Heye (HIGH), a wealthy New Yorker who lived from 1874 to 1957.
A quick glance at some of the figures, ironically, and several of the figures seem to resemble one another, with their pointed headdresses and bug-eyed countenances.
There is a certain monotony in the stylized, decorative, heraldic profiles of the mid-Quattrocento, a gallery of adolescent brides with extravagant headdresses and high-plucked foreheads.
The second part of the book focuses on arguably Africa's best-known sculptural genre, the Ci Wara headdresses of the Bamana peoples of Mali.