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Afghan Silver Turkoman Wedding Headdress


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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1970: Item # 1123923
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A very unusual and collectible piece made of a native coin metal alloy referred to as gillet. This tribal headdress was made for a young Turkoman bride. The metal components are applied over a base made from an old Afghan Suzani. Set with red glass jewels, this piece features embossed stylized coins and metal plates sewn onto the base. There is sort of a decorated flower spike on top with dangles and bells. Three flaps of recycled striped ketene silk lined in floral cotton, and embellished with coins and colorful tassels finish off this piece.