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50 Most Legendary Hats Throughout History Peineta-Mantilla Combs

Peineta-Mantilla Combs

Popularized in the nineteenth century by Spanish ladies, the Peineta-Mantilla is a tortoiseshell comb that can reach eight to ten inches in height. Traditionally worn during Holy Week and weddings, they are affixed to a bun, with a mantilla, or lace scarf, perched atop, draping the wearer’s shoulders.

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