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 repousse 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.