In Kashiq, both men and women wear a headdress which gives information about their family and can be 'read'. The information relates to the colours of the days on which people are born.
This table reminds you of which colour is associated with which day.
The headdress is held on by a headband in a different colour. This colour is determined by the day of birth of a parent. If the headdress is worn by a woman, it is her father's birth day colour, if it is a man it is his mother's. In this case the parent was born on Flavus (Wednesday).
The headband is embroidered with the colour of the day of birth of the other parent, so if the headband colour is determined by the mother, the embroidery colour would be determined by the father's day of birth. The shapes embroidered on it are determined by birth order: the first born child is a circle, the second, a line, the third a triangle and so on (see table below for more detail)
This example shows a parent born on Flammeus (Monday), and that the owner of the headdress was born third in their family.
The main colour of the headdress is determined by the day on which the wearer was born. This one is purple, so they were born on Lilavis (Sunday)
Birth order determines the shape embroidered on the headband, as described above. The shapes go up to a birth order of 6 and then start again, with a line under the shape.