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Turkmen Traditional Embroidered Cap (Taqiyah) - Vintage Tribal Head Wear

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Price: $32.00
Item Number: abh-1748M-cap

Turkmen Traditional Embroidered Cap (Taqiyah) - Vintage Tribal Head Wear

This beautifully embroidered vintage Turkmen (Turkoman) Cap (Taqiyah or Tahya) was handcrafted during the mid-1900's in Turkmenistan, Central Asia.

Skillfully hand-embroidered using a dense chain-stitch of silk and wool-blend threads, the  designs are associated with the artisan's tribal group or clan.

It was lined with cotton that has been reinforced with stitching, creating a cap structure that holds its shape.
It is in excellent condition with only mild wear patterns.

Caps like this one are worn equally by men, women and children in this region. They are traditionally perched on top of the head rather than pulled down over it.

Women and girls often decorate their caps with jewelry to create elaborate headdresses and give extra height.


MEASUREMENTS: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
    Size = 21-1/4 inches inside circumference (probably best for a very small person or child)
    Cap Top Diameter = 5-3/4 inches
    Rim Height = 2 inches
    Weight = 2.3 oz
    Shipping weight = 8 oz

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