Circa: 1990 – 1995
Size: height 3″ (8 cm) and in diameter 6″ (15 cm)
UZBEKISTAN – BOKHARA silk and metallic embroidery hat. Metallic and silk embroidery on silk velvet, a skullcap tradition of Bokhara women. Bokhara used to be the center of one of 3 Khanates of Mavarunnahar – Fertile delta between Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers. Ethnic groups have settled here long before Silk Road trade started. Bokhara is an ancient Sogdian city. It is a multicultural city with Tajik, Lakai and Uzbek people. Men used to be main metallic yarn embroiderers because of their fingers do not sweat compare to woman. They were the ones who made imperial all metallic yarn Chapans /Robes.