Tiara "kostilla". Tadjiks, Uzbeks. Bukhara, Samarkand. Early 20th

Tiara "kostilla". Tadjiks, Uzbeks. Bukhara, Samarkand. Early 20th

Koshtilla (golden eyebrows) – is an ancient bride adornment. Its shape is connected with an image of a bird with spread wings. According to the ancient Eastern believes such a bird symbolized goddess Anakhita (Ymai) – patron of women and fertility.