All forms of adornment thus had important symbolic and ritual significance. Ladakh is a matriarchal society, and heavily ornamented costumes traditionally signified the wealth of the mother, which was passed along to her daughter when she married and left home. In central Ladakh, a traditional bride was outfitted in white bangles, arm cuffs, amber jewelry, conch shells, a brocaded cape, embroidered shoes, silver thigh ornaments, and the headdress draped over her body. Various types of headdresses are used throughout Ladakh; most are typically put together from pieces of dark fabric or leather, on which long rows of turquoise are stitched.
The turquoise stones, trade items formerly gotten from sources in China, Tibet, and the Khotan area of Central Asia, are now obtained from markets in India. Is lined and richly decorated with turquoise, coral, agate, mother of pearl, glass beads, silver, silk and carnelian. Measures 8.5 inches in diameter by 12 inches inches high (21.5 cm by 30.4 cm), including the specially designed, hand-made, iron, museum display stand.
The cap shows wear consistent with use, but overall is in excellent condition. Guaranteed authentic, it forms part of an important collection of Indian and Central Asian art and adornment. Our goal is to bring the same experience and excitement of collecting that we have been delivering in-person to collectors across the globe at Primitive in Chicago. Every object we sell online has been carefully hand-selected with special attention to detail, quality, and significance.
The item "VINTAGE BEADED SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES PERAK CAP ADORNMENT ORNAMENT LADAKH INDIA" is in sale since Wednesday, January 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\India". The seller is "gjpaw" and is located in Chicago, Illinois.This item can be shipped worldwide.