This 1922 photo is said to show a ghost wedding. The woman is supposedly a nǚ guǐ (女鬼), or ghost woman: a woman who died unmarried has no family and can't become an ancestor, so she returns and haunts. There's a simple solution to the nǚ guǐ hauntings, though: find a man and pay him to marry her. These "profound weddings" (冥婚) are an important function of the Dàoshi, and a kinder form of exorcism.
This 14th c cap is surmounted by a small ball bound with red thread. The outer layer is pattern-woven (possibly lampas weave) silk fabric. The lining is woven of a bast-like fiber. The pieces appear to have been quilted before they were sewn together. The quilt pattern of lozenges, stitched in red thread, can be viewed as overlapping six-pointed stars. by men, women, and children in Mamluk Egypt. Cairo Museum in Egypt (Is tagging correct? or Cleveland?)