640 Vintage Classic Chust-Style Uzbek Folding Skullcap

$ 50.00

#640  The ubiquitous square black skullcap worn mainly by men and boys throughout Uzbekistan originated in the city of Chust, located in the Ferghana Valley. It is characterized by four highly stylized “kalampir” (capsicum peppers). The intense heat of the peppers was thought to protect the wearer from evil spirits. The crown of the black satin hat is encircled by a border of arches which some say symbolize gates through which no enemy can pass.  Hand embroidered in white silk; lined with white and embroidered print cotton; purchased at Kumtepa Market 5-13-2013; good condition; c 1960’s – 1970’s; folds up; 21” circumference      

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