AUD $90.00
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Uzbek, Skullcap with Coins.

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A heavilly embellished vintage pill box, skullcap from Uzbekistan.
This flat topped style is generally worn by women.
Originally made of fabric woven in a large check of pink and lilac squares outlined in black with patterns of silver and gold thread.
It has then been adorned with many old alloy domes, chains and coins. (most of the coins are dated 1979, the year the Russians invaded Afghanistan, probably a coincidence.)
The result has almost a Turkoman feel to it.
Whether its wearer decided to embellish it or it has been enhanced for future sale I’m not yet convinced.
But either way, of all the hats and skullcaps on our shop floor, this one is drawing the most positive comments.

Age: Late 20th Century.

Size: H 9 cm x Diameter 18 cm x Circumference 55.5 cm.

Weight: 464 grams.