Tajik wedding veil

Tajik wedding veil, (late) 19th century. Tajik wedding veil, (late) 19th century. Courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art, acc. no. 1916.1235.

The Cleveland Museum of Art houses a remarkable face veil for a bride from among the Tajiks in Central Asia. The veil includes a cotton netting in front of the eyes. The veil measures 76 x 76 cm and is made of silk and cotton. It dates to the (late) nineteenth century.

See also the TRC digital exhibition Dressing The Stans: Textiles, Dress and Jewellery from Central Asia (TRC, Leiden, 2017).

Cleveland Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 2nd September 2017).


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