North Asia | Portrait of a girl from Chuvashia region (Volga river area) wearing the surpan, traditional wedding hat of chuvash' women. The main idea of the hat was to protect the mind and the soul from evil, , Chuvashia, Russia
Chuvash married woman's khushpu headdress with a beaded plait cover. From Saratov Province in the Lower Volga Region, dated late century. Collection of the Russian Ethnography Museum, Saint Petersburg.