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ONE OF A KIND TRADITIONAL INDONESIA SUMATRA BRIDAL CROWN HEADDRESS

"LAYAWAY" IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS ITEM. PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS.
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SIZE: height centre front 5 ins, height of wings 5½ ins, diameter adjustable from approx 7-9 ins.

CONDITION: good vintage condition, signs of wear and use are to be expected on pre-owned items.

DATE: these traditional headdresses are difficult to date since they were made in the same style for many years. Probably latter half 20th century.

DESCRIPTION:

This wonderful headdress is made in the form of a crown with upwards flaring wings at the back. It comprises a gilt metal framework which is covered with small separately made and applied gilt metal flowers and leaves. Many of these small flowers have a clear rhinestone set in the centre.

The headdress is based upon a metal band which allows it to be adjusted to fit different sizes. The mechanism closes in the back as seen in the illustrations.

Reference should also be made to the final picture which shows a bridal couple both wearing traditional Sumatran headdresses. The young lady on the extreme right wears a very similar headdress made like a crown. It is combined with floral hairpins set upon springs and long strands of frangipani blossom.

These headdresses are not light and are usually worn over a special cap which helps to take the weight. Indonesia is a Moslem country and some brides wear the headdress on top of a veil which conceals all the hair according to Islamic tradition.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Large and elaborate headdresses are still part of the traditional dress worn on festive and ceremonial occasions such as weddings in Borneo, Sarawak, Sumatra and other western islands. Elaborate metal headings gilded, embossed and engraved are attached to combs and worn tiara like on the front or top of the head. These are frequently accompanied by many quivering metallic pins set with rhinestones and adding sparkle. The wing like shapes of some of the headdresses evoke images of buffalo horns, rooftops or boats.

Such hair combs and headdresses are still 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 for both bride and groom 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.

You will find a list of my downloadable pdf articles on hair accessories of all periods here:-

http://www.simitras-exquisite-things.com/articles.html

This list includes articles on Victorian combs and their history.

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

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

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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.

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

For "buyers remorse returns" (i.e. goods returned for reasons where we were not at fault) we refund only the purchase price and not original or return shipping.

For returns where we were at fault (we sent incorrect item, one which we agree was significantly mis-described or damaged in transit) 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 due to poor packing during transit. We don’t accept returns on AS FOUND or sale goods.
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.
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'
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.

Vintage tiara crown Indonesian Sumatra bridal headdress goldtone metal flowers

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