Pearl Wedding Cap
Photo credit: Matthew Hillman
Pearls, turquoise, and coral are frequently used in Himalayan ceremonial costume and are typically worn by women from aristocratic families. The daughters or wives of high-level officials would have worn this jeweled skullcap at weddings, celebrations, and other formal occasions.
Country: Bhutan or Tibet, China
Date: mid 20th century
Medium: pearls, coral, turquoise, wire