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Turkoman Silver Domed Final "Gupba" Cap Ornament.

Turkoman Silver Domed Final "Gupba" Cap Ornament.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Jewelry: Pre 1920: Item # 1218770

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Jewelry for the headdress of a Turkmen unmarried woman, made of silver and set with red glass cabochons. These domed finals were fixed on the girl's cap called "Tjubetejka", according to Schletzer decorated with a bird's feather meant the young woman was affianced. From an old Swiss collection. Cf. Schletzer, Dieter and Reinhold: Old Silver Jewellery of the Turkoman: An Essay on Symbols in the Culture of Inner Asian Nomads. Berlin: D. Reimer, 1983, pages 182 - 183. Condition: some traces of usage, one pendant lost. Dimension: height with hangings: 20 cm, weight: 242 g.