married woman's head and shoulders wrap
married woman's head and shoulders wrap
married woman's head and shoulders wrap
married woman's head and shoulders wrap
married woman's head and shoulders wrap
married woman's head and shoulders wrap
married woman's head and shoulders wrap
married woman's head and shoulders wrap
married woman's head and shoulders wrap
married woman's head and shoulders wrap
married woman's head and shoulders wrap

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married woman's head and shoulders wrap

Karakalpak people


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.

Object Information

culture
Karakalpak people
creation date
1880s
materials
wool embroidered with silk, silk ikat fabric
dimensions
62 x 64 in. (with fringe)
accession number
2000.267
credit line
Gift of George W. O'Bannon
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors