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Headdress
2006.5.2
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This headdress was an intricate and varied element of Central Asian female dress as it manifested a woman's marital and social status. This example is unusual because it is complete.

History of the Object
This headdress was used by a Central Asian bride at her wedding.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Embroidered cotton base with applied silver ornamentation 
Measurements
Width 22 cm Length 100 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Central Asia 
Geography
Central Asia 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century; 12th Century AH (Islamic calendar) 
Function
Used in traditional ceremonies such as marriage 
Acquisition
Purchased from an auction house 
Copyright
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
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Owner
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
Museum
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
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