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Uyğur Bridal Veils
A brief discussion on the Uyğur bridal veil
There are at least two terms for Uyğur veils: çaçwağ and läçäk / liçäk. The former, associated with bridal customs, seems more likely to be the name of the veil shown here in Figure 1. Though, it should be noted that I could not find any sources verifying this designation.
Figure 1: Uyğur (Uyghur) Çaçwağ, Uyğuristan (East Turkistan). Copyright - Leslie Stem.
These veils typically, but not always, accompany a tied pair of cala or “tassels.”
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