How did the wearing of headscarves change with age among women residents of Tashkent?

Virgins’ scarves had bright colors, primarily red; their ends were tied over the nape; until the late 19th century, the scarves of young women were of white muslin with an embroidered corner shaped like a fringe.

They were embroidered using various techniques (duruya-stitch, yurma stitch, and sanama iroqi criss-crossing). This type of scarves was worn until the birth of two-three children and was then replaced with a white scarf with no embroidery. Young women wore two scarves simultaneously. A big scarf was folded in half diagonally and was place over the head in a way that the ends hung on the breast, and then a durra, a medium-sized colored scarf folded several times in a way that would mimic a high tiara, was worn on top of the big scarf. 

Older women would wear the first scarf in a way that its ends would hand along the back. Elderly women wore three headscarves at the same time: the first one had an opening for the face and covered the breast and the back; on top of it, they would wear another scarf over the forehead, which would then be covered with a dakana or loki turban.

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 1)" (volume XLVIII) from the series "Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan in the world collections."

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