Yomud Woman, Turkmenistan
Late 19th century
A Yomud woman shyly smiles behind her partial veil. With eyes downcast she poses for Dudin's camera, proudly showing off her material wealth, hand worked silver ornaments adorned with carnelian agates.
Her garb is typical Yomud, as the Tekkes rarely if ever attach silver ornaments to their clothing as the Yomud do. The photo is clearly taken outside a yurt in which she probably resides, as evidenced by the imported tin pot hanging on the outer walls of the yurt.