Vintage Hazaragi headpiece with fish motif.
Measurement side to side: 13 inches
Measurement top to bottom (center): 4.5 inches, not including chain and hook
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Silvery
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Detailed chains/dangles, fish motif components and a bit of beading
Finely detailed vintage Hazara headpiece with center teardrop pendant and lots of dangles. Band is comprised of small overlapping components in a fish motif. Measurement side to side is about 13 inches. Built on a fabric base, with a circular band running around the head like a headband, and another running front to back across the top of the head. It fits a bit like a cap and can be adjusted easily by taking it in or adding additional fabric. Entire piece measures about 22.5 inches around.
The Hazara people are native to the mountainous region of Hazarajat in central Afghanistan, although there are some living in areas of Pakistan and Iran. Most Hazara have adopted the cultures of the cities where they live, but are traditionally highland farmers and in the Hazarajat have retained their own customs and traditions which are more closely related to those of Central Asia.