Silk, cotton, embroidery
Average: 76.2 x 75.6 cm (30 x 29 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1235
Brides traditionally concealed their faces during their weddings and afterward as newly married women and on special occasions. This elaborate type, which includes a cotton netting rectangle that permitted vision, was only worn by Tajik Turkmen. The decoration features motifs that can be interpreted as birds or palmette leaves in a style that characterizes early Islamic art and that may have originated in Iran.
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