Spanish mantilla summer bridal hair comb mother of pearl effect mid century headdressSpanish mantilla summer bridal hair comb mother of pearl effect mid century headdressSpanish mantilla summer bridal hair comb mother of pearl effect mid century headdressSpanish mantilla summer bridal hair comb mother of pearl effect mid century headdressSpanish mantilla summer bridal hair comb mother of pearl effect mid century headdressSpanish mantilla summer bridal hair comb mother of pearl effect mid century headdressSpanish mantilla summer bridal hair comb mother of pearl effect mid century headdressSpanish mantilla summer bridal hair comb mother of pearl effect mid century headdressSpanish mantilla summer bridal hair comb mother of pearl effect mid century headdressSpanish mantilla summer bridal hair comb mother of pearl effect mid century headdress

A pretty mid century Spanish mantilla style hair comb in mother of pearl effect celluloid ideal for a summer wedding

For the vintage bride who likes something different

CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear

SIZE: 5 ins h x 6 ins w (13 x 15 cm) decorative part 3 ins h (7.5 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1950s – 1960s

MATERIALS: celluloid

DESCRIPTION:

Here is a very pretty Spanish mantilla type hair comb of medium dimensions which is suitable for Spanish dance or fancy dress. It is made in a lovely mother of pearl effect celluloid and has a conventional scroll and foliage design.

This type of ornament is often known as Spanish or mantilla comb because it resembles a smaller version of the traditional large shell ornaments worn by Spanish ladies with their native dress. In practice any comb which has a high upstanding heading or top which stands proud of the top of the head is often called a mantilla comb.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
The term 'Spanish mantilla combs' is often used as a kind of umbrella category for any decorative hair comb with a high upstanding cresting that rises up proud from the top of the head when the comb is placed in position.

However the true Spanish comb or peineta is an ornament worn in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries for a very high ornamental comb which is typically draped with a lace veil. The Peineta is particularly associated with the region of southern Spain known as Andalusia.

In the past such veils were worn when attending church, and others formal events. Although the use of these high combs and mantilla veils has declined in Spain, they are still used on formal occasions. Smaller versions of the high topped comb are also popular with Flamenco dancers and for weddings.

The high combs with which we are familiar were adopted at the Spanish court and this led to their being regarded as part of traditional Spanish costume.

The use of the peineta declined somewhat in its native Spain during the 20th century. However the growth of the Spanish tourist industry in the mid 20th century led to a new interest in Spanish costume, music and dance. Large combs are now popular souvenirs with tourists. They are also worn for Spanish dance and on festive occasions such as fiestas. In the past such combs were hand wrought from metal, horn or tortoiseshell. Nowadays they are mass produced and are usually made in some synthetic material which does not need to be “tortoiseshell” coloured.

Item ID: DUP18-03-062


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: white pearl, Size: 5 ins h x 6 ins w (13 x 15 cm) decorative part 3 ins h (7.5 cm)

Spanish mantilla summer bridal hair comb mother of pearl effect mid century headdress

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