"Khasava". Mid 19th century. Turkmen-Yomoud. Transcaspian Oblast

"Khasava". Mid 19th century. Turkmen-Yomoud. Transcaspian Oblast

Khasava" - women wedding head gear with high and bracket frame. It was made of straw band or multilayer starched fabric. The frame was cover with silk fabric which was decorated with massive silver pendants and adornments. The notable part of the head gear is a forehead diadem. It was a regal symbol. According to the Central  Asian tradition a groom and a bride were liken to a prince and a princess. Silver adornments were supplied with carnelian insets which grant fertility.