Vintage Turkmen Caps
Second photo inducates size. Model is 7 years old.
Colours available red, darker red and purple.
You will be sent a random hat in the colour you choose.
In nineteenth century Central Asia it was said that you could tell a man by his hat. His specific ethnic group, tribe, region, or even the town he came from could be identified from the patterns and style of his hat. Except for caps sewn by nomadic women or mothers for their young children, most skullcaps were made by individual craftswomen and sold in the bazaars.
Uzbek, Tajik, and Turkmen women and girls also wore embroidered skullcaps in regional styles and patterns.
It was thought that a person’s head was a particularly vulnerable place for evil spirits to enter, especially a child’s head. Caps served as protection from these malevolent forces.