Kirghiz Woman, circa 1900-1902

Identified by Dudin as depicting a Kirghiz woman, the similarity of the silver ornaments to those of the Tekke Turkmen is unmistakeable. Her head gear, including the white scarf appears to be typical Kirghiz as is is the domed cap on her head. Given the penchant of the Kirghiz artisans to mimic the weavings of other tribes, perhaps it is not too far fetched to assume they also mimicked the highly evolved silver work of other tribes as well or perhaps patronised the Turkmen silversmiths themselves in search of dowry gifts to bestow upon their women.