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Use of Caps and Ceremonial Headdress by Women of Gilgit-Baltistan Region as a Symbol of their Unique Cultural Heritage.
It is one of the most eye-catching experiences to see women wearing beautiful colored headdress as part of their clothing in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) region. The custom of wearing intricately embroidered and lavishly ornamented caps and headdress by women is a unique feature of the cultural heritage of this region. These include traditional Iraghiphartsun[s] and Qalami phartsun(popularly known as Hunza Caps) and also the modern new style phartsun, called modern Hunza Cap.A lessknown and almost disappeared is thebeautiful and ornate ceremonial Perakheaddress, the serpent style headdress studded with turquoise and silver jewelry, reported inuse in remote areas like Punial and Ghizer, and in rural areas of Gilgit-Baltistan. Perak isno more seen nowadays in urban centers. The practice of wearing caps and serpent like ceremonial headdress Perak is unique to Gilgit-Baltistan and neighboring Tibet and Ladakh region. Similarpracticesextends to Chitral where Kalasha Women also wear traditional daily headdress calledshushutand more ornate ceremonialserpent style headdress kupas. My observation and travel to Gilgit, Hunza and Skardu some years ago and a literature search shows that the use of popularly known Hunza caps and Perak headdress among women of Gilgit-Baltistan region is slowly disappearing.
Height about 7 cm and diameter about 18 cm
Very good condition for a piece that is probably older that 80 ‚ 90 years.
Name : embroidery Hunza Caps
Category : Antique
Origins : Gilgit-Baltistan
Ethnic Group : Hunza and Wakhi people
Techniques : Embroidered
Material : 20 % Cotton, 80 % Silk
The offered antique headdress is original old and antique, handcrafted, sometimes very intricately crafted nomads - textiles from Gilgit-Baltistan Region. After years of use before the tribes there is, of course, the spots may be in the pieces may be missing small parts, the embroidery can be damaged or discolored, or be repaired.
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