An Austrian Embroidered Tracht Girl's Frippery Crown, Early 19th C.

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A traditional folk costume frippery crown called "Schappele", worn in the Bregenzerwald in Austria by girls and unmarried young women. A cardboard ring covered with velvet, the front with embroidered Christogram IHS in gold thread and some sequins. The upper part of the headdress made with gilt wire, glass beads and silk ribbons. For a similar piece please visit the website of the Vorarlberg Museum: http://www.vorarlbergmuseen.at/objekte/jw-43 Condition: silk ribbons consumed, traces of usage. Dimension: c. 11 cm high, diameter: 22 cm.