Today is #buttonday
this style of headdress or ‘kupa’ was worn by the kalasha women of pakistan and was first photographed in the early twentieth century.
the beaded sections related to the status of the wearers family. status was given through lavish feasts to celebrate their achievements. the kera symbol for example is worn by those who have killed an enemy ‘lay-mach’. today kupas are worn for festivals, special occasions or to protect from the sun and the symbols have become decorative pieces.