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  • n. Plural form of headdress.

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Examples

  • They kept it to themselves while the delegates watched Indians in headdresses with six-foot quetzal plumes dance at the pyramid’s base.

    Slow Food, High Gear

  • Andrea Stone and Marc Zender Mayan headdress One of the most intriguing headdresses in Maya art is a tall war helmet covered in a mosaic of shell plaques, as seen above from a stone carving.

    Enchantment in Mesoamerica

  • I get asked a lot on book tours if I know any “real, live” Indians, and I honestly have to stop and think about what that means, because I think some people still think of western South Dakota as the untamed Wild West, where Indians ride horses, wear elaborate headdresses, live in tepees, and hunt buffalo.

    Mercy Kill

  • Among the mounds, glow-in-the-dark wall protuberances, and Mardi Gras-like peacock headdresses, don't miss the large bronze, curved, double-headed, and veined dildo nailed to the wall, titled Smile.

    Jerry Saltz: Ask an Art Critic: Jerry Saltz Answers Your Questions About George Condo, Online Art Fairs, and What Abstraction Really Is

  • The boxes are headdresses for children wanting to play broken down dead and gone cowboys and Indians.

    An Episode of Boxes

  • Make vibrantly colored headdresses with fabric artist Russ Little, take a free merengue dance lesson, see the exhibit "Entropics" and enjoy the Latin rhythms of Cantare, a trio that will perform in Spanish and Portuguese.

    Free and Easy: Around the World

  • The pine pitch waterproofed moccasins and held feathers firmly in headdresses.

    Bird Cloud

  • The museum can display the dancers' costumes and headdresses, large carved and painted masks, immobile shadow puppets, the elaborately carved and gilded drums, bells and mellophones of a gamelan.

    Island Art, and All That Comes With It

  • Jewels and pearls adorned headdresses by the 1400s and the Tudor headdresses took on a new form, which was not utilitarian at all.

    When Were Women’s Hats in Fashion? « Colleen Anderson

  • A longer sleeved top was worn beneath and on their heads stood tall and elaborate headdresses made of gold.

    Memories of India: Meghalaya « Colleen Anderson

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