Tekke Turkmen Woman

The photo depicts a lavishly ornamented woman of the Tekke tribe. The high headdress and partial veil suggest an urban or sedentary lifestyle, as the veil and such lavish jewelery would hardly suit life in a more rural, work oriented environment. Again, her features with the aquiline nose, relatively pale skin and almond eyes suggests an upper class bearing. Note the lavishly adorned headdress with paired silver ornaments hanging from either side.