The headband consists of a flexible interlaced silver band with square endpieces, each with rosette-shaped knob that fastens the band inside the terminals. The band is decorated with a large central rosette in the center, which is combined with a smaller rosette and a dangle below. Two smaller disk with rosettes on each side of the large central rosette are directly attached to the band. In addition, between end-pieces, discs, and the central rosette are four combinations of rhombic elements flanked by slim bars with a five-disc motif, each of which is attached to a movable retainer. The rhombic elements are decorated with smaller rhombs in the center enclosed by rings and disks. The decoration of the attachments is made in filigree technique; the large central rosette is worked in repoussé. Hanging down from the band are forty-five multi-element dangles, which combine rings, disks, and small cuboids.
At the back of one endpiece is a stamp with the Arabic date: nusfi (128)7 (the term nusfi means "half"). In this year al-Hadi Galib ruled in Sana"a', but also Saykh Muhsin b. "Ali Mu'id. It was one year before the second Ottoman occupation of Yemen began. On the back of the other end-piece is an engraved Hebrew inscription that names the silversmith: Shm(uel) Sharayan, mahasit. The term mahasit means "half."