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Traditional headdresses of unmarried women in Europe

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:47 pm
by sofiya
In Ukraine, unmarried girls often wore various wreaths. During the wedding ceremony, brides exchanged the wreath for a kerchief. The bridal wreaths were the most festive, ornate, and beautiful ones. They could be made from fresh, dried, or artificial flowers and herbs, fabric, yarn, plastic, etc. The decorations were made from yarn, metal, plastic, foil, feathers, etc. Almost always, a festive wreath was decorated with long colorful ribbons.

If you want to learn more and see more photos of Ukrainian bridal wreaths, visit this page: Traditional Ukrainian bridal headgears (http://nationalclothing.org/europe/15-ukraine/35-traditional-ukrainian-bridal-headgears.html).

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Re: Traditional headdresses of unmarried women in Europe

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:05 am
by sofiya
In Serbia, unmarried girls braid their hair and use small caps with flat top or scarves as a headdress. On the photo below, you can see such a cap. It is woolen and decorated with embroidery and coins.

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Re: Traditional headdresses of unmarried women in Europe

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:35 pm
by Violet
I like her necklace :). It's a pity the cap is available only from one angle