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Afghan Silver Turkoman Wedding Headdress

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1970: Item # 1124119

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Afghan Silver Turkoman Wedding Headdress
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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. This is a very unusual and rare solid piece, made of low grade silver with gilded applied embellishments and set with large red bakelite jewels. There is a brass loop on top to which a tasseled fabric triangle is leashed. A flap of recycled printed floral cotton lined in white cotton, and embellished with cowries, embossed metal, and a triangle to ward off evil spirits, with colorful tassels finish off this piece.


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