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Item Number: TXP-002-Cap<

Traditional Handmade Vintage Afghan Nuristani Tribal Wear

Embroidery and Textiles from Tribal Nuristan have an immediately recognizable style of dark background colors, peaked upper caps, and white beading for accents. Additional decorations and patterns are uniquely decided by each maker, who includes personal and/or clan symbols in her artistic creativity. While Nuristani men spun the threads, it was the women who crafted the textiles, learning that skills in childhood.

This vintage cap is richly embroidered in deep reds, blues, and greens using cross-stitch embroidery (tarshoamar) sewn on a black cotton backing - an application for which this region is famous. The pattern is of repeating stylized rams horns - a symbol believed to protect the wearer from harm. The Russian-influenced dark floral cotton lining is traditionally found in many garments throughout Central Asia.
   Size = 15-3/4 inches inner circumference average (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
   Weight = 3.8 oz  

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