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Matron's badge

Matron's badge

The Matron's Badge or brèid is a gentlewoman's headdress worn in the Scottish Highlands in former times. It consists of a square of fine linen, pinned round the head, fastened with cords of silk or gold. The Matron's Badge was donned by a woman the morning after her marriage, and was regarded as the badge of wifehood. (Brèid)

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