The Karakalpak kiymeshek is a women's head veil that covers the hair and uppermost part of the body but leaves the face exposed. It is always worn with a matching turban.
It is a complete garment, instantly recognizable by its embroidered triangle grain and its diamond-shaped scarf on the back.
Kiymesheks were not worn every day, only for weddings and other festive or formal occasions.
The dress offered here is an old and antique, handcrafted, sometimes very filigree folklore dress from Uzbekistan. After years of use off the logs, it is natural that there may be dark streaks, stains and repairs in the pieces, pieces may be missing, the fabric may be torn or velvets abrasions from desert storms, and small particles may be missing.
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