I love headbands. However, I do not wear them that often because many of the ones I own hurt my ears. Because this one is covered in softer material (velour and something else), I am able to wear it for longer periods of time. I absolutely adore it. I purchased at a small, underground market in a touristy part of Budapest. My friend, Grace and I just happened upon the market as we were walking around, and exploring the city. I do not know the name of this market, though, unfortunately. At the same stall in the market, I also purchased a beautiful shirt of traditional Hungarian flower design. As I was purchasing the shirt, I saw a group of beautiful headbands with similar designs and colors. I looked through them, tried them on, and finally decided on this one. I love it very much.