Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
A good example of a Perak from the Mulbeg region of Ladakh
Peraks are headdresses that are now worn only by Buddhist married women. But in the olden days these were worn by all women.
This perak in the hat-like format is from the Wakha Mulbeg region of Ladakh and is distinctly different from the others in Ladakh.
Stuffed with turquoise stones and a silver Ghau, this is a gorgeous piece of Himalayan Jewelry.
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old
length fully open – 70cm
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.