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Large Vintage Turkmen Gupbo Headdress - Ceremonial Tribal Cap

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Price: $285.00
Item Number: ab-4924-HD

Afghan Turkmen Tribal Head Dress - Ceremonial Tribal Jewellery Qobbah

This large ceremonial headdress was handcrafted during the mid to late 1900's for the nomadic Turkmen (Turkoman) tribe of Turkmenistan in Central Asia.

Ornate caps like this, known as Gupbo (Qobbah, Quppa), were worn by young Turkmen women and brides during ceremonies and festivals to designate their important status.

Gupbo have a distinctively peaked top that sits on an ornately embellished hand-embroidered cap.

Turkmen medallions and dangles were stitched to the vibrantly colored cap to attract good fortune. Bells and dangles on the upper portion clatter noisily together with movement.

A long velvet panel that drapes at the back has more medallions and a fringed edge.

Each side has linked Turkmen ornaments that hang freely past the shoulder to frame the face beautifully.

The sturdy cap and draping panel are fully lined with old Russian cotton, which is the preferred lining material for old Turkmen headdresses and headpieces.

MEASUREMENTS (1 inch = 2.54 cm):
    Height of cap (not including back panel) = 8-1/4 inches
    Cap diameter = 8 inches
    Dimensions of back panel = 14-3/4 inches x 5-3/8 inches (not including fringe)
    Circumference of cap around forehead = 23 inches
    Weight = 1 pound + 6.4 oz
    Shipping weight = 1 pound + 13 oz
    Material = Silk, Russian Cotton, Velvet, Metal
 

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