|Category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Sub-category||Clothing -- Headwear|
|Donor||Ken and Betty Dandy|
(B) Veil, beige net with artificial mistletoe? headpiece.
The tradition of wearing a bridal veil is very old, pre-dating even the tradition of wearing white. The wedding veil has served a variety of purposes over time, from protecting the bride from evil spirits, acting as a symbol of her modesty, chastity and obedience and also as an added protection from the bad luck associated with being viewed by her soon-to-be husband before the ceremony.
This veil is known as a sweep veil, in honour of its floor-sweeping length.