Temple rings in Russian women’s costumes, 14 century.
Temple rings (temporal rings) were part of Slavic,
Scandinavian and others’ medieval women’s dress. Most were made of base
metals such as copper alloys or iron, though silver and even gold were
occasionally used. These were known as temple rings because they were
worn on the head, near the temples of a woman or a girl.
Temple rings were characteristic decorations of Slavic women. Different
tribes had their own designs and they were made out of various metals.
The rings were attached to a string that became part of a headdress or they were woven directly into braids of hair.
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