All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1310899 (stock #Misc194)
Face coverings were worn for centuries by the women of various nomadic tribal groups of North Africa and the Middle East. This face cover is from the nomadic Harb tribe of Hijaz region of Saudi Arabia. It was purchased by a collector living in the region during the 1960's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #882901 (stock #Misc137)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This man's beaded hat aka skullcap is typical of the Pashtun people in the region of Southern Afganistan. Because of the extensive beading pattern, it is rather stiff and heavy.
Presumably, the interior layer of fabric was from pieced of fabric from other garments.