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RESERVED 4 TURABELLE PLEASE DONT BUY UNLESS YOU ARE THIS MEMBER



FINE VINTAGE INDONESIA SUMATRA WEDDING HEADDRESS OR TIARA


THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE ON LAYAWAY/DEFERRED PAYMENTS. PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS
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SIZE: This rare Sumatran bridal tiara measures 5½ ins high (approx 14 cms). The width is 12 ins (approx 30 cms) with the inner diameter of the headband adjustable from 5½ - 6½ ins approx (14 – 16 cms).

CONDITION: this headdress has been hired out and worn by many Sumatran brides and therefore signs of repair, missing rhinestones and elements are to be expected. It is in good condition considering the use it has been put.

MATERIALS: antiqued gold tone and coloured metal, faux pearls

DATE: it is extremely difficult to date such items precisely because they were often made in the same traditional style for many years.

DESCRIPTION:

This kind of traditional Sumatran headdress is called a Sunntiang.

The headdress is based upon a band of gilded metal, surmounted by a three rows of metalwork flowers. The flowers are cut from antiqued gold tone and red painted metal. From these arise rows of leaves with serrated edges in sheet metal work. The flower heads are made from sheet metal which is hammered into a repousee design and have faux pearls set at their centres. All these various elements are separately made by hand, assembled and then soldered to a metal framework.

The picture with the mannequin shows how the ornament would have been placed. It would have been worn in conjunction with other ornaments such as garlands of frangipani blossom and a tiara like ornament placed in the front which conceals the hair. The final picture shows a contemporary Sumatran couple where the bride wears a similar style of headdress of somewhat larger dimensions.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Large and elaborate headdresses like this are still part of the traditional dress worn on festive and ceremonial occasions such as weddings in Borneo, Sarawak, Sumatra and other western islands of Indonesia. Elaborate metal headings gilded, embossed and engraved are attached to combs and worn tiara like on the front or top of the head.

Such headdresses are part of the wedding regalia for bridal couples. In the past they were passed down through families as treasured heirlooms. However many aristocratic families have become impoverished and have reluctantly sold their treasured possessions. As a result original and handsomely crafted combs and headdresses are finding their way into western collections. Complete outfits of wedding regalia are now usually rented from a Pemaes or specialist company who also does the bridal make up and hairdressing for the great day.


Alas, many young brides are now discarding these lovely (but heavy) traditional crowns and tiaras in favour of modern Western style dress and rhinestone studded tiaras made in China.


PLEASE NOTE WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER EXPEDITED SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE UK AT THE PRESENT TIME


FURTHER DOWNLOADABLE INFORMATION ON VINTAGE HAIR COMBS, HAIRDRESSING AND COSTUME CAN BE FOUND IN MY ARCHIVE HERE:-

http://www.haircomb.co.uk/Haircombs.html

PLEASE NOTE: This link is “Etsy legal” and leads only to an archive with no merchandise for sale.

Find vintage vintage jewelry and exotic fabrics in our other shop:-

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsLairVintage

Frequently asked questions about ElrondsEmporium

Other payment methods may be available depending upon location. We accept payment by check from UK buyers and bank transfer from UK and EU buyers. Please contact us for
details

LAYAWAYS: payments may be made by installment plan for goods valued at over $100

We require a 25% deposit which is non refundable in the event buyer does not complete the plan.

Installments are usually completed by our sending a Paypal Money Request at agreed intervals.
WE SHIP TWICE A WEEK - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY.

UK OVERNIGHT COURIER = 24 hours from when courier collects

For deadlines please contact us BEFORE purchase to ensure that we can meet your timeline. We can arrange expedited delivery at extra cost. Transactions cannot be cancelled once the package ships.

It is buyer's responsibility to notify us that they wish to cancel the transaction if it is unlikely we can meet their timeline.

It is buyer's responsibility to ensure that the address supplied at checkout by Etsy and/or Paypal is correct current address formatted in accordance with the postal regulations of their country. We don’t accept responsibility or refund for lost or delayed packages due to incorrect address information.
No returns on "Business" transactions unless the item was defective or arrived broken. Should we agree to accept returns a 25-50% restocking charge applies at our discretion.

Buyers MUST inform us within 14 days of receipt (as evidenced by tracking) that they wish to return an item.

For "buyers remorse" (i.e. no fault) returns we refund only the purchase price and not original or return shipping.

For returns where we were at fault we refund outward and return shipping by a similar service to what we used

There is a NO RETURNS policy on some large and/or delicate items because of the risk of damage. We don’t accept returns on AS FOUND or sale goods or those to "business" customers.
1)Goods must be carefully packed so as not to sustain damage.

2) They must be returned to us in "same condition as sent" unless we have been supplied with photographic evidence that item was damaged in outward transit.

3) Goods must not be altered or amended in any way.

4) Buyer should obtain proof of postage and use a trackable shipping method.

5) No refund can be issued until the goods are back in our hands in "same condition as sent".

6) Goods which are lost or damaged in transit are the responsibility of the sender and who will need to claim compensation from their mail carrier. We will not refund for these.

7) No b2b refunds unless defective/broken
Should we agree to accept a return THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE MUST BE OBSERVED.

The package must be clearly marked - preferably on the customs label - RETURNED UNWANTED GOODS NO IMPORT TAX PAYABLE.

Should we incur customs/VAT/handling charges or other out of pocket expenses these will nevertheless be deducted from any refund due to the buyer. This is regardless of whether or not the package is suitably marked or the reason for return.

Because of the expense of international returns we encourage buyers to sell items elsewhere to recoup any loss. We are willing to permit the use of our intellectual property in the form of original photographs and descriptions free of charge for this purpose'

No b2b refunds unless defective/broken
Buyer must supply clear photographic evidence of damage within 14 days of notification.

It MUST be sent as a jpg attached to Etsy convo or email. We are unable to accept pictures sent to a celphone via sms or mms.

Merchandise which sustained damage may not need to be returned if photographic evidence is supplied and claim is notified within the above 7 day period. "Notified" means that you sent us a convo or email to indicate a problem.

Buyers unable to provide photographic evidence must return the item at their expense.

Buyers should exercise reasonable care with vintage items. Under no circumstances will we refund or be held responsible for items which arrive safely and are subsequently damaged in use.
Buyers should carry out the following procedures:-

1) Check physically to ensure package not left in unlikely/hidden place

2) Enquire of family members/neighbors or doorman (if appropriate)

3) Contact their local postmaster/mailing service/mail carrier

4) If appropriate file a police or mail theft report.

Where the status of a tracked item shows the package to be "delivered" our insurers will require the buyer to produce documentary evidence of non receipt before considering a refund claim.

We require a physical letter from the postal authority concerned (not a scan or photo copy) confirming that they have made an error in their notifications and that the package has been mis-delivered.
We do not refund shipping (either outward or return) for packages which are returned to us because buyer refused delivery or did not "claim" the package. By claim we mean picked up from postal depot or arrangements made to redeliver.

Such packages are treated as "abandoned" by the postal service and are usually returned to sender.

"Returned to sender" packages are typically given low priority by postal services and may take many weeks to return to us. In some cases the package is never returned.

No refund can or will be issued until the goods are returned to our premises.

On return buyers will be given the choice of a refund of item price only or of having the item/s reshipped at their expense.
We try to note all flaws which might affect the appearance, value or functionality of a piece. However it would be impractical to mention every minor scratch or abrasion on a pre-owned item. These latter are part of the history of the piece.

Photographs are an important part of the description and should be examined carefully.

Flaws or features which are clearly visible in one or more photographs are considered to have been disclosed even if not specifically mentioned in descriptions.

Buyers are expected to carefully read descriptions and examine pictures. They are assumed to have done so regardless of whether or not this is actually the case.

When in doubt questions can (and should) be asked to clarify any doubts re condition etc
Minor surface wear or the odd dull or missing rhinestone on a vintage item do NOT constitute grounds for "substantially mis-described".

Examples of substantially mis-described are:-

Item described as "vintage" is less than 20 years old

item described as "sterling" or "silver" tests as silver plated or base metal.

Item has a broken catch or fastening not mentioned and cannot safely be worn.

Item has an obvious repair/restoration or break not mentioned which substantially affects the value, durability functionality or appearance of the piece.

We do not clean, remove labels or repair vintage pieces unless they are extremely dirty as many collectors prefer to do these themselves.

RESERVED 4 TURABELLE Sumatra Indonesia wedding headdress crown headpiece (AAM)


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: goldtone metal, rhinestones
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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