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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 piece features embossed stylized coins and metal plates sewn onto the base made from an Afghan Suzani. A silver and coral beaded cowl frames the the face and extends down the sides with coins and embossed dangles at the ends. There is sort of a decorated flower spike on top with dangles and bells. Black tassels with white beads finish off this piece. This is an exceptionally comfortable piece to wear.