Wedding helmet

Country: 
Afghanistan
Nation: 
Nuristanis
Female

Helmets as a wedding headdress of women are very common all over the Middle East. However, this sample, which belongs to one of the small peoples of the region of Nuristan in northeastern Afghanistan, has some unique features. First of all, it sports a high broad metal plate on the forehead, with the engraved patterns thereon. Four dark stones (probably agate) are inserted into plate and each bears artfully carved inscriptions in Persian (see next photo), which I’ve failed to read so far. The wide "tail” that descends behind, is lavishly decorated with metal circles and a fringe.

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