South Uzbekistan. Third quarter 20th century

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Cap 7” diameter; tail 16” x 7.25”

Silk hand-embroidery on gray cotton; hand-embroidered trim

Printed striped-cotton lining

Fair to good condition; embroidery fine, but cap has been patched and gray ground cloth has faded.


Some Uzbek and Tajik women wore soft rounded caps with a long embroidered plait-cover that extended down the back. Called a kulta, kultapush, or kiygich, it served not only to cover a woman’s head, but her long braids as well.

 If you are interested in this kulta and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.


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