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.