[...] The next day Isabelle began wearing a headcloth
, every chestnut strand wound out of sight, long before other girls her age.
The tangkulu, a headcloth
worn by Bagobo warriors or magani, can display varying shades from chocolate to blood red, depending on the number of lives taken by the wearer.
Little hummingbirds stuck their needle beaks right through her headcloth
into her hair and beat their wings.
Finely carved in alabaster, a stone hewn in the quarries of Hatnub in Middle Egypt, the sculpture shows King Amenhotep III seated, wearing the Nemes headdress (a striped headcloth
that pharaohs put on), a pleated kilt and a royal beard.
While Christian women wore these blouses with the traditional mundu , the only addition for Muslim women was a piece of headcloth
, which never ever covered the face.
2), where it was displayed as a canopy made up of the bed tester, headcloth
, headboard, base valance and curtains, the first known image of this extraordinary piece of baroque upholstery.
The seated figure in Figure 1, reconstructed from pieces now at the Met and at the Rijksmuseum in Leiden, can help us to appreciate this more clearly: It presents a breasted female in feminine costume and jewelry (note the inscribed bracelets on arms and ankles) but wearing the nemes headcloth
and uraeus of pharaonic kingship.
There were just the two of them: the elegant Englishman, tall in his blue-grey open-necked shirt and linen jacket, and the shopkeeper: a bit squat, imperfectly shaved in cheap slacks and a shirt from the souk, not the white thobe and headcloth
of the local Saudis; one of the ubiquitous Levantine tradesmen, presumably, that littered the Gulf.
Guests come from across Europe as well as from the Arab world, meaning it's not unusual to see male guests in their white gowns and red-and-white headcloth
, while their wives remain covered in the black hijab beside the pool.
Clad in the burnous (a woolly overshawl) and the kafia, the Lawrence of Arabia type headcloth
, we all looked the part.