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Title: headdress
Date: 1900/1949
Place: Asia / India / Jammu and Kashmir / Ladakh
Description: Heavy headdress has a wide headband that fits horizontally around the forehead, and a long tapered panel that extends up and over wearer's head. Constructed on a faded reddish-brown and yellow woven cotton, densely embellished with polished semi-precious stones, wood beads, and metal work. A majority of the stones are turquoise. A silver cresent with attached bells and raised patterning is on top of the head. Four large red coral stones frame the oval medallion. Coral and black stone beads alternate to make a continuous border around outer edge of piece and are mixed in with turquoise around back of head band. Additional single strand of cut opalescent shell fragments and a single strand of reddish-brown wooden beads are added around border with 24 more rows of wooden beads couched in vertical rows, covering bottom half of flap. the piece is lined in brown cotton, with 2 straps used to tie under the head.
Subjects: headdress / apparel / head covering / female / adult / crescent / stripe / oval / religious / patterned / organic
Format: L 24.25 in x W 11.5 in (L 61.60 cm x W 29.21 cm); Material: cotton; Technique: woven (brocade); Material: cotton; Technique: woven (brocade); Material: cotton; Technique: woven (plain)
Collection: The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection
Language: eng
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Submitter: University of Wisconsin-Madison. School of Human Ecology
Local Identifier: 1999.08.005

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