\u00a0\u00a0A delightful find on Facebook \u2013 stunning old photos of Tibetan women wearing their extravagant headdresses and accessories!\n\n\nThe headdress is used as a tool to attach false hair tied in elaborate ways. The beads on the padded band are most likely coral.\n\nThe large earrings are unique to the region that these ladies are from.\n\nNote the silver belt. A similar one may be seen in the V&A museum and also on Wovensouls.com\n\nTibetan Pangden or aprons are woven on small looms and three panels are stitched together to form an apron. Among the Pangden in the Wovensouls collection are two antique pangden in wool, with all natural dyes!\nHave never seen the pearl sashes adorning these women!\n\n\n\nNote the various Ghau formats above \u2013 the rectangular one and the more artistic one hanging on chains of turquoise, coral and amber!\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAnd the final showstopper!!\nAnd more:\n\n\nWhat phenomenal beauty & diversity the world has lost to the invasion of jeans and t-shirts!!\nTo view some amazing antique Tibetan (and Himalayan) jewelry in the Wovensouls collection click here.\njm\nFeb 2014\nSeveral of the images are from the Facebook page of Transhimalayan Heritage Arts (Kalimpong)\nThe post Stunning Old Costume Photos from Tibet appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.