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Vintage hair comb earring set red Spanish dance mantilla style hair accessory (A)

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A LARGE RED SPANISH MANTILLA STYLE HAIR COMB AND EARRING SET WITH OPENWORK DESIGN

This sale is for a beautiful Spanish style mantilla hair comb in a beautiful shade of deep red.

SIZE: 7¼ x 4½ ins (19 x 11 cms)

CONDITION: new/old stock never been worn.

MATERIAL: acrylic

DATE: probably late 1970s or 1980s.

This is a large and pretty lightweight mantilla style comb made from sturdy acrylic. It is easy to wear would be suitable for pageants, dress up and Spanish type dance.

The matching earrings are of antiqued gilt metal and have a pierced simple hook in fitting. As we can see they take a ling pendant form with beaded tassels and red rhinestone inset.

The way in which these large combs are worn is illustrated by the pictures on the mannequin. Please note that the rose worn by the model is not included.

MORE INFORMATION:

This comb is of the type known as a Spanish or mantilla comb because it resembles the traditional ornaments worn by Spanish ladies with their native dress. In this tradition a beautiful lace scarf is draped over a high comb which was made of beautifully carved tortoiseshell. The use of the very tall Spanish comb has a very long history of use throughout the 19th century and has never been out of fashion in Spain. Nowadays they are an essential part of the costume used in flamenco and other forms of Spanish dance.


PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT OFFER EXPEDITED SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF THE UK AT THIS TIME.


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

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

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 a document resource with no merchandise for sale.

Vintage hair comb earring set red Spanish dance mantilla style hair accessory (A)

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Material: acrylic
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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