540-B Ladakh Gilgit Headdress

RESERVED FOR MG

Perak worn in Ladakh by Gilgit people.

Studded with Turquoise, coral and silver.

This is from an era when religion was not divisive and people adopted each other's practices with seamless fluency.

This type of Perak was worn in the Islamic belt near Gilgit - now in Pakistan.

Estimated to be from the 1800s

 

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