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Afghan Silver Turkoman Wedding Headdress

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Jewelry: Pre 1970: Item # 1124115

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Afghan Silver Turkoman Wedding Headdress

A very 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 woven Kufi hat. Set with cowrie shells, which represents femininity and fertility, this piece features embossed stylized coins and dangle "coins" sewn onto the base. There is sort of a decorated flower spike on top with dangles and bells. A flap of recycled green wool is lined in printed cotton, and embellished with embossed silver pieces and beaded black fringes finish off this piece.

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