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Afghan Silver Turkoman Wedding Headdress

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1970: Item # 801857
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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. The metal components are applied over a base made from an old Afghan Suzani. Set with red green and blue glass jewels, this piece features embossed stylized coins and metal plates sewn onto the base. There is sort of a decorated flower spike on top with dangles and bells. Colorful tassels finish off this piece.