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What is the "Saukele" headdress?

The bridal headdress of Karakalpak women was called saukele.

This is an ancient complex of helmet from hat remembered about the warlike past of Karakalpak women to fight against the enemy together with men. It consisted of a felt hat, which surface was covered with a red cloth.

You will find more examples of national Uzbek clothes in the book-album "Traditional Uzbek costume on materials of museum and private collections of Uzbekistan (Part 2)" (volume XLIX) from the series "Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan in the world collections".

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What is the "Saukele" headdress?