Rectangular woman’s ‘horsehair’ veil in black with a black and white border on the bottom edge. The border has a pattern of two straight bars in black and white, a row of crosses, and three rows of alternating black and white rhomboids. The top and side edges have some quilting with white stitching; there is a section of heavy pink and white stitching at the lower left corner. Along with the top edge, this stitching shows some wear. The fastening is a loop and button in the top two corners. This type of veil is traditionally described as ‘horsehair’: this particular example may contain horse and possibly human hair; it may, based on signs of wear, date from the 1920s, before the veil was banned in Uzbekistan. It would typically be worn by middle aged married women.

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