17” length x 18” width
Sturdy handmade silk “netting” attached to loosely handwoven cotton borders
Outer borders made of factory cotton and red flannel cotton
Machine-stitched outer border
Fair/good condition – one 1” long area of damaged netting along left center edge (can be repaired); some slight red color run along bottom border; area of discoloration in bottom right corner
This veil may be all original, or it may be a marriage of a recycled older netting and a more recent machine-sewn border. It would have had a tie attached to either end of the red flannel so that the veil could be secured around the bride’s head, thus hiding her face.
It makes an interesting study piece where one can get a close-up look at the intricate method of constructing the silk gridwork.
If you are interested in this Tajik wedding veil please contact Susan Meller.