Lightweight vintage Uzbek style headpiece with small glass jewels.
Top Band Length (across the forehead): 22.5 inches
Width, including dangles: About 4.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewels
Metal Color: Mostly silvery
Jewel Color: Red and green
Attachment: Small metal pieces have loops for attaching cord or ties. Currently there is a bit of string attached to each end.
This piece does not have a backing of any kind.
Lovely vintage Uzbek headpiece with small jewels and lots of dangles. 22.5 inches end to end. Band itself is about 1.75 inches wide, and with dangles is 4.5 inches wide. Traditional Central Asian design. Mixed metals are silvery in color. This piece could also be added to a fabric headpiece. Fairly lightweight and would be easy to incorporate into other costuming pieces as shown in the photos. There is no fabric backing on this headpiece.
The Uzbek and Turkoman are ethnic groups native to Central Asia, primarily the Turkmen nation state of Turkmenistan. Smaller communities are also found in Iran, Afghanistan, North Caucasus (Stavropol Krai), and northern Pakistan. In spite of changes prompted by the Soviet period, Central Asian cultures have remained very well known for their unique and beautiful jewelry traditions.