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The "a la turque" style of headdress, influenced and inspired by the popular interest in Eastern cultures, was popular in the 1820s. This example is unusually large, making it visually dramatic. It could possibly have been worn with one of the higher, more elaborate hairstyles common during the period.

Turban, silk, British

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