Manduhay-malgay

Country: 
Mongolia
Nation: 
Mongols
Female

This headdress is called Manduhay, after the name of a Mongolian duchess of the 15-16 century; she remains very popular in the memory of the people. However, as early as in the 13th century such headdresses were worn by the aristocrats of the Chinese Yuan dynasty originating from Mongolia. The headdress presented here is called so rather symbolically and it represents part of a wedding or holiday costume of young women: it is made of hard cardboard, on top it is covered with black velvet with a fringe of bead thread with imitation of pearls in the middle. It is highly unlikely that the duchess preferred such a simple material but the Mongolian beauties are quite pleased with such a style today.

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