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Matron's badge

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Subject: Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Headgear, Open drawers, Peascod belly, Motoring hood
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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

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