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Woman's Cap (Tjubetejka) With Headband Ornament (Sinsile) And Domed Finial (Gupb) | ca. 1890s

Woman’s Cap (Tjubetejka) With Headband Ornament (Sinsile) And Domed Finial (Gupb)

Kazakh woman's wedding headdress (saukele)

Saukele (‘sau’ – “sunny, beautiful”, ‘kele’ – “head’) and jurt were the most expensive elements of the bride’s dowry, so richly decorated saukeles represent best samples of Kazakh folk applied art.

Mongolia Headdress; padded cotton with coral and turquoise beads 1900 - 1950, Ordos ©Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

padded cotton with coral and turquoise beads 1900 - Ordos ©Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Turkmenistan / Afghanistan | Turkoman Headdress with gold brocade; Stitched cotton, gold brocade, silver, glass beads, carnelian, brass, metal | ca. 1900 | Est. 1'500€ ~ (Jan '15)

Turkoman Head Dress with gold Brocade. Turkmenistan, c.

Turkmenistan / Afghanistan | Turkomen wedding headdress; quilted cotton, glass beads, carnelians, metal and silver. L: 102 cm | ca. 19th - 20th century | Est. 1'280 - 1'600€ ~ (Apr '15)

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