Uzbek Wedding Veil

Square wedding veil (one of several displayed by a bride during the course of a wedding) in dark red silk cloth, decorated with heavy gold embroidery in the corners of the field. This embroidery is in flower and tendril motifs, with multicoloured sequins (including red and gold). On the three sides framing the gold embroidery is a double border. The inner border is arabesques in gold embroidery; the outer border is a gauze tablet weave band in blue, pink, green, gold and black. The veil is backed with red cotton cloth. On the rear is a holding loop with which the bride periodically raises the veil to cover her face during a wedding ceremony. (The veil is draped over the left arm, which is held across the body below the face, and lifted to cover the face periodically with the right hand. The embroidered corner hangs over the front of the arm; the plain section is not visible to the audience). See 2004.361

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