married woman's head and shoulders wrap

 
Culture
Karakalpak people
Creation date
Materials
wool embroidered with silk, silk ikat fabric
Dimensions
62 x 64 in. (with fringe)
Credit line
Gift of George W. O'Bannon
Accession number
2000.267
Collection
Not Currently On View

Uzbek girls began making their elaborate wedding coats and headdresses as children, finishing them in time for their wedding when they reached their early teens.

The headdress is made up of two very different types of textiles. The exquisitely embroidered wool broadcloth frames the bride's face. The boldly patterned silk ikat textile in the back is skillfully embroidered and has a colorful fringe border.

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