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1664 Rare Museum Quality Perak Headdress from Ladakh

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This fine Perak head dress with an arched edge is said to be from the Changthang / Purang region that is now a part of Western Tibet, China.

Purang women wear two Peraks, one on the head and one on the shoulder each with the flat-shaped hood is preferred.

These Peraks are rare.

Further, this particular Perak is special on three accounts: 

 - the row of Himalayan amber* at the edge

-  the silver ornament at the apex and

- the coral dangles on the sides.

 

This ancestral heirloom piece is a heavy piece and of unknown age.

Rare

Length not including the silver: 73cm

Width not including the dangles 58cm

 

 

*amber, coral & turquoise have not been tested - but appear to be good authentic examples.

 


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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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