Ladakhi female headdress

Undated, Ladakh (ancient Tibetan kingdom), female head ornament, private collection, photo by Lempertz.

The beads and cabochons are sewn onto a dyed woolen cloth.


Antique head ornaments

Woman’s head ornament, Tibet, silver, turquoise, coral, brass, private collection, photo by Lempertz.

Tibetan women traditionally wore in their headdress a round silver ornament inlaid with turquoise and coral and decorated with an embossed pattern (or several). It is unusual for this object to be decorated with skulls.

Same as before, without brass.