Uzbek Bridal Crown

Metal bridal crown or diadem with a central plume, two plumes alongside, and an eyebrow shaped base or rim. The rim is of firegilded silver with an engraved motif (possibly the tree of life), turquoise insets all long the upper border, and a central coral bead and two red glass beads below. The central plume is inset with one white glass, two red glass, and two coral beads among turquoise inlays. Three metal supporting chains and a twisted string cord connect above the central and side plumes. Below the rim of the diadem there is a central red glass pendant, with twelve small metal pendants to the (wearer’s) left of the centre, and ten to the right. These pendants are of white metal.

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