veil; tub

Large rectangular bridal veil, with a central panel of white gauze in stripes/bands filled with 6-petalled flowers; the embroidered borders in chain stitch on white cotton are wider along two sides and narrower along the top and bottom with the corners of the central panel blocked in. The embroidery is in patterns of flowers, circular with 8 petals; bent tulips, solid with a border in outline and foliage, in pink, orange, brown, yellow, green, blue and purple. The flower panels are separated by double borders of black florals- circles of four-petal flowers. The outer side borders are of a glitzy gold-brown strip (c.1”+ wide)and an edging border(c.3/4” wide) in tablet weave – green, red and black on white – with talismanic pendants of glass beads – brown, green and red, blue, orange and pearl (sic) attached to metal pendants (mostly golden and black and diamond and clover-leaf shapes; interspersed with bundles of orange wool strands and triangles fabric amulets in gold and green, red, white and plain pink. Locally made. Perhaps Uzbek but could be Tajik (needs further research). See pair of bride’s sleeves (1999.117.2-3)

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